Training

 

Avram Turing conducts training on misinformation prevention with a focus on:

Developing critical thinking/analytical thinking skills

Online media literacy

Engaging with people online ethically and empathetically

Making constructive arguments

Scanning articles online with intention and purpose

Using Avram Turing's Global Online Content Analytical Quality Check® (GOCAQ) tool: a step-by-step procedure for information quality analysis

Elements of Information Quality

 

Avram Turing Misinformation Prevention Curriculum Reading list

   

Online version

PDF version

 

Avram Turing List of Recommended Videos

(lectures/talks by leading scholars and researchers)

Here are some educational videos recommended by Avram Turing. This list of videos are lectures/talks by prominent scholars and researchers and will be regularly updated.  Each video looks at misinformation from a different point of view but complimentary with other perspectives.

 

  1. Disinfo Discussions: The Fundamentals with danah boyd. Courtesy of The Aspen Institute

 


"Aspen Digital's Executive Director Vivian Schiller discusses the fundamentals of disinformation with danah boyd, a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University"

 

2. The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Economy and Health (and What to Do About It). Courtesy of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

 

"In this talk MIT Professor Sinan Aral drew on two decades of his own research and business experience and goes under the hood of the biggest, most powerful social networks to tackle the critical question of just how much social media actually shapes our choices, for better or worse."

 

3. Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception. Courtesy of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

 

"Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while also protecting freedom of speech in his book 'Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception'"

 

4. Truth Decay: A Primer. Courtesy of The Rand Corporation

"What are the causes and consequences of Truth Decay? This video examines past eras of U.S. history to identify evidence of Truth Decay's four trends and outlines a strategy for determining what can be done to address the challenge it presents"