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Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy

Become an informed consumer of information when you learn how journalists and professionals vet information and apply techniques designed by IREX for your everyday life.

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h********m
January 27, 2020

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h********m
January 27, 2020
I sat down and saw all lectures. This is basically high school level basics of journalism ethics, infused with NATO propaganda. Which is ironic, being that this course is all about tackling misinformation. It's honestly one of the sneakiest pieces of work since KONY2012. You can watch videos on journalism ethics and even documentaries on social media disinformation on Youtube without all of these one sided "examples" of misinformation. I have a political science degree, so I didnt come to this blind. I was actually excited about this course and it was the reason why subscribed to The Great Courses Plus. Not a good first impression. I didnt come here to get brainwashed to support imperialism. That's what it boils down to. My old professor was big on disinformation. He was an anti-war journalist during the 60's and 70's for Newsweek and the TIMES. Before that he was psyops during the invasion of Korea and he died regretting all of the disinformation work he did which left Korea divided to this very day. He dedicated the rest of his life to bringing truth to the world and exposing disinformation works like this creep show. He taught me allot about propaganda and how it works. So I had wanted to brush up on my skills, and this here is a weird peculiar trap, NATO infiltrating academia? Who knows for sure, but this course brings shame to The Great Courses and was a bad first introduction to this service. I will probably wait until my subscription is over and never come back.

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e********m
January 20, 2020

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