Fake news vs. fact check

From millions of people marching in the streets to the US president losing access to his Twitter profile, social media platforms now hold enough power to shape how we interact with reality. Digital political communication holds a code that we analyze during this course: decoding and getting accustomed to a whole new language is important when critically interpreting our news diet. The key points of this course focus on topics such as fake news, online political communication, personal advocacy, and the governmental approach to leaks of information as well as on basic research techniques for facts checking.

Sharon Zeller

During my exchange semester in Germany I had the opportunity to take two classes in regards to the use of Gephi and I worked on several projects, for example an analysis that connects the main film festivals to the cinemas in Berlin. I have grown to like and use Gephi a lot and I want to share this skill with my colleagues.

Sharon Zeller is currently a student in the USI Master in Media Management.