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Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts

 with  Brian Weeks, Josh Pasek and Will Potter

How can you distinguish between credible information and “fake news?” Reliable information is at the heart of what makes an effective democracy, yet many people find it harder to differentiate trustworthy journalism from propaganda. Increasingly, inaccurate information is shared on social networks and amplified by a growing number of explicitly partisan news outlets. This Teach-Out will examine the processes that generate both accurate and inaccurate news stories and the factors that lead people to believe those stories. Participants will gain skills help them to distinguish fact from fiction.

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Cost Free Online Course
Subject Social Sciences
Provider edX
Language English
Hours 3-4 hours a week
Calendar 1 weeks long
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