Cognitive Authority


Digital Literacy & Fake News

One key assumption from the liberal tradition is that educational institutions should prepare individuals for political life and engagement in the public sphere. It is this evolving public sphere, increasingly mediated by digital technologies, which is under attack from algorithm manipulation, propaganda cyber farms, and other questionable intelligence operations. Robert Farrow (The Open University, UK) and I researched the relationship between the academy, the media landscape, and trust/authenticity in learning environments (upcoming Special Issue of the Teaching in Higher Education Journal, 2019).

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