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Critical thinking in the face of fake news

Critical thinking in the face of fake news Critical thinking in the face of fake news
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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesCritical thinking in the face of fake news

“The biggest deception is having a single truth”

This is not a subject, it is a challenge, an opportunity to question your beliefs, your perceptions, the information that surrounds you.
Yes, we will talk about fake news, post-truth, computational propaganda, deepfakes, lies, half-truths, deceptions, misinformation and other propaganda techniques.

And above all, we will understand how they affect different professional areas and what we can do to face them. All this from a practical, enjoyable and, above all, useful approach.

I invite you to take part in this challenge.

Learning objectives

  • Identification of information based on its objectives, means and treatment.
  • Knowledge of propaganda and its techniques.
  • Critical attitude and awareness in the identification of digital propaganda
  • Application of digital verification tools
  • Holistic view of the fake news phenomenon and the agents involved in it.

Contents of the Subject

Critical thinking in the face of fake news

  • Fake news. Approach to the concept.
  • Propaganda. Misinformation and other techniques.
  • Public opinion and post-truth.
  • Fake news. Activity 1.
  • Disinformation media.
  • Misinformation and political communication.
  • Research in the classroom: Gerasimov doctrine + hate speech.
  • Disinformation and corporate communication.
  • Deepfakes.
  • Exchange of ideas. Activity 2.
  • Fact-check: the guardians of the truth.
  • Verification tools.
  • The institutional battle: organisms and misinformation.
  • The future of the Internet. Debate.


profesora Professor of Critical thinking in the face of fake news

Leticia Rodríguez Fernández

Doctora en Ciencias de la Información (UCM, 2012), máster en Comunicación de Instituciones Públicas y Políticas (UCM, 2008) y licenciada en Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas (UVA, 2007). Profesora e investigadora de comunicación organizacional en la Universidad Antonio Nebrija, donde dirige el grado en Comunicación Corporativa, Protocolo y Organización de Eventos. Antes de dedicarse a la docencia, desarrolló su carrera profesional en el campo de la consultoría de comunicación (Llorente y Cuenca, 2008-2010 y Digitaller, 2011-2015) y en departamentos de comunicación (CCOO, 2007-2008, y Cámara de Comercio de Gijón, 2006).