CSMR featured in "Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News" Teach-Out

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CSMR's work on addressing questionable content on social media, in particular our Iffy Quotient platform health metric, has been featured in the University of Michigan's "Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News" Teach-Out. In a video contribution, James Park discusses the methodology and uses of the Iffy Quotient.

Other CSMR experts also appear in the Teach-Out: Mark Ackerman explains Warrant Theory; Cliff Lampe addresses social media and misinformation, the role of social media platforms, and deep fakes; and Paul Resnick and James Park have a conversation with NewsGuard's Sarah Brandt about misinformation, media trustworthiness, and their implications for social media and beyond.

Teach-Outs are free and open online learning events that bring together people from around the world to learn about and address important topics in society. They are opportunities to hear from diverse experts, discuss and connect with other participants, and consider actions one can take in one's own community.

The "Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News" Teach-Out teaches participants how to navigate the digital information landscape and identify questionable news, and it introduces critical skills in media and information literacy. The content can be accessed on the Coursera and FutureLearn learning platforms.