Global Fake News
GLOBAL FAKE NEWS:
What makes news real or fake? Who creates fake news, why, and how does it spread? And how do answers to those questions vary over time and around the world? This lecture series takes a global perspective to understanding truth and falsehood in the media and their effects on societies and on international relations. From the philosophy of BS to the history of propaganda, I bring together a wide range of sources and disciplines to consider fake news as a political tool, a side-effect of the social organization of news making, a product being sold to consumers, and either a threat to or an inescapable aspect of democracy.
I originally created this series in Fall 2020 for the course Global Fake News at Indiana University-Bloomington's Department of International Studies.
"The New(s) Gatekeepers: Social Media’s Impact on Journalism in Developing Countries"
April 13, 2021
IU Digital Ethics Project & Center for International Media Assistance
This video explains why and how governments slow down internet speeds to curb dissent and unrest, and how these slowdowns impact news media and citizens’ access to information. The Indian government’s internet policy in the region of Jammu and Kashmir offers a case study.
"News Fixers and International Perceptions of Turkey and Syria"
Center for the Study of the Middle East
Indiana University - Bloomington
February 5, 2020
Inside Turkey's Media Crackdown
A Place For Film
Seeing Between Worlds
Nobody Knows How Many Have Died in the Turkey-PKK Conflict
LIVE FROM ABSURDISTAN
Scenes from a participatory game
of international journalism
Held at Google NYC, December 2017
The Long Wait for Iran's Refugee Journalists