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What you will learn

  • How US elections are administered and the challenges faced in implementing new technologies

  • The role digital and social media platforms play in our ability to maintain a healthy public discourse

  • The complex technology policy tradeoffs that affect what content we see in forming our beliefs, preferences, and convictions as citizens and voters

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Beginner Level
Approx. 3 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 minutes to complete

Introduction

4 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 4 min)
1 hour to complete

Election Administration in the COVID-19 Era

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Healthy Elections in a Global Pandemic18m
1 reading
Module Issue Brief - Technology's Role in Administering Democratic Elections10m
1 hour to complete

Technology and the Digital Public Sphere

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading
2 videos
The Pollution of Disinformation and Media Manipulation20m
1 reading
Module Issue Brief - Social Media and Political Polarization10m
1 hour to complete

Where Speech and Tech Policy Collide

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Everything in Moderation, Except Content14m
1 reading
Module Issue Brief - Content Moderation and Accountability10m
1 hour to complete

Confronting Misinformation and Disinformation

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading
2 videos
Manipulative Campaigns, Foreign and Domestic19m
1 reading
Module Issue Brief-Foreign Interference and Domestic Manipulations10m

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