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Social Work Practice in the Era of Fake News

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SW740, Section 001

The term “post-truth,” the Oxford Dictionaries 2016 Word of the Year, reflects an era where everyone is a few clicks away from information that supports any goal, belief, or outcome desired whether or not that information is factual. Evaluating information and recognizing “fake news” is a critical skill for everyone. For social workers, advocates, policy makers, and others responsible for human well-being, it’s essential to find reliable data and other evidence to promote best practice and avoid the dangers of inaccurate information. Skill in locating and evaluating information can also help a practitioner work with clients and others who bring incorrect information into an interaction.

Semester: Spring / Summer 2023
Instructor: Marna Clowney-Robinson
U-M Class #: 63532
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Pathway Associations

Community ChangeElective
Interpersonal Practice
Mgmt & LeadershipElective
Policy & PoliticalElective (Host)
Program EvaluationElective
Older Adults
Children & Families

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