The course looks at different types of mis- and disinformation, claim identification, the fact-checking process and also the corrections process.
As part of the material, this course examines a range of false information published online and offline,
including images and videos that are spread via social media.
This is important as mis- and disinformation can spread quickly – often faster than factual information.
Research has shown it’s much harder to chase bad information with a correction than it is to get the right information out the first time.
If you’re a journalist or fact-checker, you have a responsibility to be extra careful and verify claims.
If you don’t, you’re adding to the so-called “information disorder”.