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Malign Influence and Misinformation  workshop

Malign Influence and Misinformation workshop

Enhanced Course Description for "Disinformation and Problematic Influence: A Critical Engagement Course"

Title: Disinformation and Problematic Influence: A Critical Engagement Course

Course Overview: In an era where disinformation and problematic influence pervade the digital landscape, this course offers a robust blend of theoretical insights and practical skills. It is meticulously designed to empower students with the ability to discern, analyze, and counteract the multifaceted challenges posed by misinformation, propaganda, and cognitive biases. Leveraging the concept of epistemic injustice and a deep understanding of cognitive biases, the course stands as a beacon for those aspiring to champion truth and rationality in the digital age.

Key Features:

  • Theoretical Foundation: Delve into the concept of epistemic injustice and explore how cognitive biases shape our understanding of truth.
  • Practical Skill Development: Learn to identify and counter various forms of disinformation, including fake news and conspiracy theories.
  • Critical Analysis Tools: Master the use of fact-checking websites, peer review, and critical analysis for evaluating information credibility.
  • Cognitive Bias Exploration: Examine how biases and logical fallacies contribute to the spread of disinformation.
  • Evidence-Based Reasoning: Hone skills in constructing well-reasoned arguments based on solid evidence and logic.
  • Societal Impact Awareness: Understand the broader impact of disinformation and misinformation on society.
  • Real-World Application: Apply learned skills to real-world scenarios, enhancing your ability to combat disinformation effectively.

Course Objectives: Upon completion, students will:

  • Recognize and identify various forms of problematic influence.
  • Assess information source credibility and argument coherence.
  • Utilize tools for credible information evaluation.
  • Analyze cognitive biases and logical fallacies in disinformation.
  • Construct evidence-based, logical arguments.
  • Comprehend the societal impacts of disinformation.
  • Discuss epistemic injustice in knowledge dissemination.
  • Apply skills to counter real-world disinformation.

Target Audience:

  • Students and professionals in media, journalism, and communications.
  • Individuals in public policy, law, and governance.
  • Educators and academic researchers.
  • Social media influencers and content creators.
  • Anyone interested in media literacy and critical thinking.


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