I: Misinformation in our Midst: Context and Definitions

Questions for in-class discussion

  • What forms of misinformation are particularly threatening today and why?
  • Why is it important to understand past incidences and developments concerning misinformation? How can this knowledge help us to better understand and critically engage with our current media landscape?
  • Whose responsibility should it be to combat misinformation? Is it primarily the obligation of individual citizens, private companies that produce and host media, or the government?