Clickbait, Bias, and Propaganda in Information Networks

We’re offering a new course in Spring 2019 – a .5 credit course offered in the second half (so potentially helpful for students who have to withdraw from a course and want a way to keep make progress toward graduation).

Here’s our proposed description: This discussion-based course explores how information is created and shared online, providing students with practice evaluating claims in social media, journalism, and the public sphere. Students will study the nature of emerging information systems, examine contemporary problems in information ethics, will explore issues of diversity and social justice in the context of networked media systems, and will learn practical fact-checking strategies.