Class Description

Spring 2021

INF 385T Special Topics in Information Science : Problematic and Misleading Information

Unique ID: 28410 Ahmer Arif
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Syllabus

DESCRIPTION

Examines misinformation, disinformation and other forms of networked manipulation, which can function not only to deceive and create divisions, but also to diminish trust in information intermediaries such as journalism and science. Readings and activities provide the basis for exploring problems with, causes of and solutions to these phenomena.

PREREQUISITES

Graduate standing.

SCHEDULE NOTES

Synchronous class meetings conducted online.

RESTRICTIONS

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