The Misinformation Threat
Lecture no. 1 from the course: Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy
Taught by Professor Tara Susman-Pena and 2 others | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses
Democracy depends on a well-informed, discerning electorate, equipped to judge the validity of the information available. In this first lecture, Ms. Susman-Peña and her esteemed colleagues at IREX delve into the concepts of misinformation and disinformation, and explain the critical ways in which falsehoods, slander, prejudice, and bad ideas can threaten American democracy.