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Hoaxes and Headlines: A History of Fake News

Saturday 23 October 2021, 10.00AM to 1.00pm

Speaker(s): Alice Bennett BA MA Mphil MA

The phrase 'fake news' has become an increasingly common cry recently, but false reporting isn’t new. This course uses a selection of historic examples to look at how news stories have been spread through the ages, how and why hoaxes happen, as well as considering the recent rise of fake news and what we might be able to do about it.

  • Tutor: Alice Bennett BA MA Mphil MA
  • Term: Autumn
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 23 October 2021
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • No. of weeks: 1
  • Full fee: £25

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable) as well as a reliable broadband connection.

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