Computational Propaganda and COVID-19

Event scheduled for 11/17/2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

This webinar will explore the role of social media in perpetuating misinformation about COVID-19. In particular, Dr. Woolley will explore how different digital tools (bots, sock puppets, etc.) and new manipulation tactics (nanoinfluence, Instagram influence 'pods') are used to spread manipulative, often false, information about the disease and the pandemic.

Presented by:
Samuel C. Woolley, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Assistant Professor, School of Information,
Project Director for Propaganda Research, Center for Media Engagement,
University of Texas at Austin


We are pleased to offer 1.0 Entry-Level CHES/MCHES Credits for this webinar! The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is a Designated Provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialists/Master Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES/MCHES) through The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).