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Topic outline


    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”.

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