The Battle Against Online Misinformation

In the last twenty years, the proliferation of fake news and its influence on the electoral process has emphasized the need for individuals to be more digitally literate. Given how underlying online architectures spread information between users and followers, understanding how to fact-check information is essential for taking action to reduce the spread of fake news. In this course, we will look at several “misinformation” case studies to understand how marginalized communities have been harmed by fake news. We will also analyze available tools and explore the types of campaigns we can create and disseminate to fight misinformation both online and offline. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of how misinformation is generated and disseminated on the internet
  • Tools to combat misinformation campaigns

Ideal for

  • Educators and trainers
  • All members of the community, regardless of educational or professional status
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.