Class Description

Spring 2021

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Seminar: Propaganda, Deception, Manipulation, Technology, and the Law

Unique ID: 28420 Bryan Jones
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Examination of propaganda and disinformation campaigns, the psychology behind how they work and how they became central to both the Cold War and political elections; as well as the advent of social media and algorithmic optimization to facilitate and accelerate the reach and impact.

PREREQUISITES

Graduate standing.

SCHEDULE NOTES

Synchronous class meetings conducted online.

Cross-listing of LAW 397S, hosted by the School of Law.

RESTRICTIONS

iSchool students prioritized during earlier registration periods. Additional seats may become available for outside students in a later period.