Course module on Impact of Fake News on recent European Politics

From 01-June-2018    to   20-June-2018 at PIET campus.
Project Title : Impact of Fake News on recent European Politics
Co-funded by : Jean Monnet, Erasmus+ Program of European Union.

           The recent events in the EU with the Brexit movement and the immediate future events with the French, Dutch and German elections will be a key moment for the future of the supranational body. During the Brexit campaigns, there were several misleading, half-truth information, that were used by politicians and influencer's to pull the opinion towards one side or the other.
          This can be seen again in the campaign for the French Presidential elections, the Dutch and German general Elections. The use of new medias (Social Media, Video Platforms Blog, Online Radio, Forums, etc) are extensively used by political parties and their supporters, influencer's and the citizens, to either promote their messages or counter another message. We are in an era where there is a lot of information creation and instantly shared, unfortunately this immediacy has impacted the quality . Traditional medias, new medias and the general public have been hit by bogus reports and false/inaccurate information which have been published involuntarily and voluntarily.
          Some organisations have been trying to contain and help the public by debunking those false/inaccurate reports. Our Modules will give the students an explanation of how the EU works, the history of information in the EU, the policies regulating information in the EU, an analysis of the recent political events in the EU via the media and the impact on the shifting of opinion. The course will help student develop and use tools to help them debunk information and source verifying. As part of our institution mission, we will host a cycle of conference on source identifying, fact checking, information crosschecking that will be open to the wider public in anticipation of the 2019 Indian General Elections.




Course co-ordinator
     Dr. Bhumika Agrawal,
     Associate Professor,
     Department of Humanities, PIET
Benefits of Course
 1.  Opportunity to exploit this name "Jean Monnet Erasmus+ programme" through their CV.
 2.  Exposure of Europe and the world.
 3.  No fees.
 4.  Certificate of successful completion of course.
 5.  Opportunity to be a part of European Union project.
Program Offered

Course module on Impact of Fake News on recent European Politics

Duration  :  From June 1st to June 20 2018 at PIET Campus.

Course Objectives and Course outcome
After the completion of the course, the course outcomes are compared with the course objectives
Objectives (are set before starting of the course): The impact of fake news can be intentional or accidental in nature.
The fundamental objective of this project is to critically examine the impact of fake news on EU economy and on politics.
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To create awareness about the scope of study of fake news from the perspective of EU : This module will be used as a springboard for other learners to add more insight in the studies of fake news and its impact on society at large.
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To share knowledge regarding dishonesty and unethical practices :The participants will learn about the impact of fake news upon the people which influence their mind. They will know about the intensity of damage the fake news can cause in society, in politics and in economy.
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To motivate media persons to write and publish sensibly any information influencing the masses: It would motivate the media persons to write more sensibly on any agenda or issue so as to publish the true information, situations and about the persons involved in it.
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To educate participants to know about their constructive roles towards fake news: The module would help the participants and other learners to broaden their views and attitudes while reading and discussing or forwarding any news. It would make them aware of their individual roles of dealing with fake news.
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To sensitize people about the impact of fake news and about the caution principle: The project is sure to sensitize participants about the impact of fake news such as on agency, entity or persons. The participants could learn about various sources through which the credibility of information can be checked. They will be made aware of the existing legal guidelines of using social networking sites or other sources of media.
Course Expected Outcomes :
(are evaluated after the completion of the course)
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General awareness about EU will increase
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They will understand the impact of fake news on EU politics.
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It will help to increase understanding of the impact of false propaganda on the development of contemporary world and make the media persons responsible to check the false news.
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It will create an awareness among the participants so that they can take necessary measures to check the dissemination of false news/information even on social media
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It will increase the sense of responsibility towards society.
Target Audience for the course

 1.  Undergraduates of Engineering, Science, commerce, arts, mass communication, journalism

 2.  Editors, journalists of print and electronic media

 3.  People who wish to take up higher studies or work in the nations of EU

 4.  Trainers, Researchers and Scholars who wish to carry research on EU

 5.  Civil Society people
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