Truth, Misinformation and War

4 November 2022 - 12 December 2022

The live Zoom sessions are at 19:00-21:00 (UK time) every Thursday (no session on 24 Nov) during this period.



Truth, Misinformation and War

Misinformation fuels conflict and war and is itself now a weapon of war. It is easily spread through social media and biased news channels. How do we untangle complex stories to find the truth? How can our testimony of Truth help us?

How do we understand how people create and believe narratives that foster violence and hate?

This course starts with an exploration of how our testimonies to peace, truth and equality speak to this issue. We will use case studies to build our skills to search for truth in complex and contested stories. We will also seek to understand the narratives of those who pursue war. Finally, we will look at ways in which we might challenge misinformation and the barriers to doing that.

The course will include written and visual materials and the live sessions are an integral part of the course. Apart from the live sessions, you can expect to spend 2-3 hours working through the materials. The third week will be a reading week – a chance to catch up or to explore a particular issue in more depth.

The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you

All times are given as UK time. Make sure to check your own timezone at

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline discussion forumOnline Learning MaterialsWritten and visualZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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