Course Info

CSEC 348: Online Misinformation and Disinformation Operations

A hands-on course in which students familiarize themselves with the concepts of information operations, dissemination of misinformation and disinformation online (e.g. social media platforms, Wikipedia, forums, chatrooms, etc.), fact checking, automated detection, evasion, and the lifecycle of alternative narratives. Antecedents, cognitive predispositions, and the history of misinformation and disinformation in human evolution as well as societies are also discussed. Students work on a misinformation labeling of social media posts for their final project.

Spring 2023-2024

Section: 601
Class number: 35257
Meeting time: M 10:00AM - 1:15PM
Location: CDM 00206 at Loop Campus
Section: 610
Class number: 33386
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async (Sync-Option)

Spring 2022-2023

Section: 920
Class number: 42904
Meeting time: -
Location: Online: Async