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.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

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.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1813