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Unit outline

  1. Learning objectives
  2. Unit 1 outline
  3. Video: Welcome to the course
  4. Video: Why verification matters
  5. Video: How easy it is to get fooled
  6. Video case study: Pig saves goat
  7. Video case study: Eagles snatches baby
  8. Video case study: London riots photo
  9. Discussion: Debunking breaking news
  10. Video: Working as a professional
  11. Video: Verification FAQs
  12. Video: Toolkit walk-through
  13. Video: Browser extensions
  14. Video: First Draft checklists
  15. Assessment: Set up your desktop
  16. Unit 1 reading list
  17. Unit 1 toolbox