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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.


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.

Professor

professor Professor of Critical thinking in the face of fake news

Antonio Vaquerizo Mariscal

Antonio Vaquerizo Mariscal es Doctor en Ciencias de la Información por la UCM (departamento de Historia de la Comunicación Social). Profesor de la Universidad Nebrija ("Teoría de la Comunicación", "Industrias de la Comunicación" y “Ética y Deontología de la Comunicación”) investigador del Grupo Nebrija de Periodismo de análisis y anticipación (PAA) y Director y profesor del Máster en Periodismo y Retransmisiones Deportivas. A nivel docente es especialista en Historia del Periodismo y en las Teorías de la Comunicación aplicadas al ámbito periodístico. Periodista de dilatada carrera en empresas como Antena 3 Televisión, Telemadrid o Movistar+. Medios donde ha desarrollado su labor como redactor en las secciones de economía, nacional y deportes; reportero, editor, presentador y narrador deportivo.