Thursday, January 5, 2017

Teaching 'Truthiness': Professors Offer Course On How to Write Fake News - Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge

It sounds like a fake news story: Two professors plan a free online course on how to write fake news. But this course is real—as well as an act of satire. It’s called “How to Write and Read Fake News: Journalism in the Age of Trump,” and it’s being offered as a kind of performance art to draw attention to the problem of the influential falsehoods that are spreading online. The course is the latest offering from a long-running satirical project called UnderAcademy College, whose previous courses included “Grammar Porn” and “Underwater Procrastination and Advanced Desublimation Techniques.” http://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-12-19-teaching-truthiness-professors-offer-course-on-how-to-write-fake-news

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