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In this course, we will spend the first half learning how to define the most common types of misinformation we encounter daily via social media (and other forms of media). In the second half, we will discuss how misinformation impacts our personal and social life; lastly, we will learn how to spot misformation and address our role in stopping it.

For over 20 years, Ayoub (Yubi) Zareie has conducted research and data analysis in a wide range of diverse settings. He has a doctorate in anthropology and sociology and has worked with policy agencies, universities, and research institutions in Iran, Malaysia, and the United States. Since moving to the US, he worked as a data analyst at Columbia University and volunteered at UNICEF and the NYC Department of Social Services.

*In cases of rain, classes will be canceled. Registered patrons will be notified by email on the morning of each course day and are also encouraged to check the UOA webpage and BPL Presents’ Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund.

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