Social Media, Disinformation and Fake News, 7.5 Credits
What is actually true and "real" in social media? In this course we examine how social media is used and abused, as well as various forms of manipulation and mis- and disinformation. The course provides insights into how technical platforms both shape news and other types of content, as well as how technology shapes our ways of communicating in today's society. Through games, workshops, and other creative exercises, you will learn to spot questionable content and develop critical digital media skills.
Level of education
First cycle, the level of specialised study for general qualification cannot be classified (GXX)
School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
When is the course offered?
Prerequisites: General entry requirements for university studies.
Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points
Additional information: Teaching Methods
The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.
The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.
Application code: X1616