Professions: Hacking Fake News

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Gain the knowledge and the skills to pick out fact from fiction, and to know how misinformation affects the work environment and society in general.

About the Course
Have you ever read news shared by family and friends that turned out to be fake? With the rise of fake news, it’s very likely that more and more of us are reading and believing inaccurate or totally made up information.

To help you better understand how and why messages are spread in today’s business and social contexts, we are offering a micro-learning module, Hacking Fake News, to give participants the knowledge and the skills to pick out fact from fiction, and to know how misinformation affects the work environment and society in general.

Why is this course for you?
This course is designed for participants who are keen to understand and identify fake news.

Key Takeaways:
After completing this course, participants would be able to recognise how easy fake news can be created and disseminated, discover how we can fall prey to fake news, identify fake news in different industries and apply fact-checking techniques easily.

Session Overview:
  • Real or not?
  • Fool me not
  • Handy tools
  • Experts say...

About the curator

School of Film & Media Studies
Established in 1989, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies (FMS) is known for its pioneering work in media education. FMS graduates consistently achieve stellar results in international competitions, in securing competitive media positions, and in scholastic endeavours. Many FMS graduates are prominent professionals in the various media fields. Some of our familiar graduates include radio deejays and personalities Jean Danker and Justin Ang, actor/director Alaric Tay, and international award-winning filmmakers Anthony Chen and Boo Junfeng.