Is “fake news” a modern phenomenon, or does it have deeper roots in American history?  And how do you spot fake news in the midst of the modern, and frequently chaotic, 24/7 news cycle?  On Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street, Professor Matthew W. Dunne will explore the history and significance of “fake news” in contemporary American politics, as well as provide helpful tools to distinguish between “fake news” and legitimate journalism in 21st century America.   The program is a Kent Memorial Library program.  Matthew W. Dunne is an Assistant Professor of History and Political Science at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT.  Matthew received his Ph.D. in History at Brown University in Rhode Island, and his first book, “A Cold War State of Mind: Brainwashing and Postwar American Society,” was published by the University of Massachusetts press.  He teaches courses on politics, government, and American history.  Please sign up for this free program by calling the library at 860-668-3896.  On-line registration is at suffield-library.org