University Open Air: How to Spot Misinformation and Take Action

Join Brooklyn Public Library in collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance for University Open Air, a free series of classes taught by professors, researchers, and academics who were trained outside of the U.S. The two-week semester begins on Thursday, September 9th.

In this course, we will spend the first half learning how to define the most common types of misinformation we encounter daily via social media (and other forms of media). In the second half, we will discuss how misinformation impacts our personal and social life; together, we will learn how to spot misinformation and address our role in stopping it. Register today for this class!

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About the instructor: For over 20 years, Ayoub (Yubi) Zareie has conducted research and data analysis in a wide range of diverse settings. He has a doctorate in anthropology and sociology and has worked with policy agencies, universities, and research institutions in Iran, Malaysia, and the United States. Since moving to the US, he worked as a data analyst at Columbia University and volunteered at UNICEF and the NYC Department of Social Services.

Please note, while UOA courses aim to equip students with valuable skills, they are non-accredited.

We will continue to observe social distancing measures as well as requiring masks for participants whenever indoors. Classes will be capped at 12-15 participants per course to ensure the safety of our professors and participants. Safety guidelines are subject to change based on the latest guidance from public health professionals and elected officials.

University Open Air is generously supported by The Morris & Alma Schapiro Fund.