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New Mexico Environmental Law Center
The Yes Men Live!

Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:30PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center

New Mexico Environmental Law Center<br>
The Yes Men Live!
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New Mexico Environmental Law Center presents The Yes Men Live!

Notorious pranksters The Yes Men have spent most of their adult lives creating fake news, justifying it with the tagline “Sometimes it takes a lie to expose the truth.” For decades their antics worked: their fake news got massive amounts of real news coverage for real issues.

But with the 2016 presidential election, they watched in horror as fake news dominated real news outright, and nearly half of Americans believed it. How did this come to be? Who makes it? How does social media amplify it? And what are we to do?

The Yes Men will take you on a journey exploring the long and sordid history of fake news, starting in the good old days when it was made mostly by highly paid PR professionals. They’ll move on to the contemporary scene, addressing how Macedonian teens, Russian trolls, and unemployed geeks of all nations took advantage of Facebook and Google business models to help elect Trump.

What kind of threat do these new bottom-feeding PR mercenaries make against democracy? Is there a way to stop them? Most importantly, what can we all do to reclaim truth for democracy? Join us for answers, outrageous tactics and progressive ideas.

Tickets: $12-$100, 100 ticket = VIP Package that INCLUDES entry to the Private Pre-event Reception with the Yes Men.

Pre-event private Reception in the Atrium, 6:00 - 7:15 pm

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