Learning Goals

  1. Understand key concepts in our emerging media landscape such as “misinformation,” “deepfake,” and “civic media.”
  2. Interpret the disruptive role deepfakes play within our information ecology and the threat they pose to democratic society.
  3. Develop techniques for close audio-visual analysis as well as gain familiarity with how digital forensics, platform moderation, and policy can help combat misinformation.
  4. Recognize the ways that synthetic media and related AI-based media forms can be used for the civic good.