Free to attend – E-learning Course:
How to deal with misinformation and disinformation during public health emergencies
We are pleased to announce that the E-learning Course: How to deal with misinformation and disinformation during public health emergencies is now available. This course is free to access online, please click here to register and access the course.
With reference to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the objective of this course is to provide knowledge, strategies and tools to identify and respond to suboptimal information that can negatively impact institutional communication during public health emergencies. Specifically, participants will develop competences and skills on the following topics:
- The basics of disinformation
- Risk perception
- Credibility in the information age
- Conspiracy theories
- The competition between science and pseudoscience
- The (mass & social) media effects
- Communicating science to lay-audiences
A set of conclusive slides gives concrete advice on how to manage disinformation.
The theoretical background of the course is grounded in disciplines including: linguistic and rhetorical analysis, argumentation theory, critical thinking and persuasion research, theories of advertising and social marketing, and the cognitive and behavioural sciences.
3 December 1400 to 1700 (CET)