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In this course, first we will define different types of misinformation we may face in our daily life through media and social media. Then, we will discuss the impact of misinformation in our personal and social life, together, we will find ways to spot misinformation and address our roles in tackling them.

Ayoub (Yubi) Zareie has been doing research and data analysis in different settings for 20 years. He has a doctorate in Anthropology and Sociology and has worked with policy agencies, universities and research institutes in Iran, Malaysia and US. Since moving to the United States, he's volunteered with Unicef, NYC Department of Social Services, and has worked as a data analyst with Columbia University.

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund. WNYC is a media partner of the 2020 BPL Presents Season.

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