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Fake news has always been around. But lately it seems as though it’s becoming more and more common. With the wide reach of the internet and social media, fake news can spread like wildfire. In this environment, it’s important for businesses to know how to recognize and cope with it.

With this one-day Identifying and Combatting Fake News course, understand the impacts of fake news, learn strategies to deal with it, and how to turn a potential crisis into opportunities for promotion and growth if your business becomes a victim of it.

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Session One: Course Overview

Learning Objectives


Pre-Course Assessment

Session Two: Evolution of ‘The Truth’

The Truth

Pre-Assignment Review

Fake News Defined

Making Connections: Your Thoughts

The Media Safety Valve

Making Connections: Your Advisors

Session Three: The Challenge of ‘Social’

What is the Purpose of the Media?

Making Connections: Social Communication

Feeding the Machine

Making Connections: Your Advisors

Session Four: Life of a Target

Links in the Chain

How Fake News Spreads

You as a Link

Making Connections: Power of Persuasion

Understanding Your Company

Making Connections: Newsfeed Search

Forums for Your Audience

Making Connections: Storefront Review

Session Five: Deconstructing Fake News

Deconstructing Fake News

Making Connections: A Fake News Encounter

Separating Fact from fiction

Making Connections: Real or Fake

Session Six: Coping with a Crisis

Coping with a Crisis

From Crisis To Opportunity

Crisis Defined

Shrinking the Target

Making Connections: Reaction Time

Staying Clear of the Smear

Real Versus Fake Revisited

Session Seven: Proactive Approaches

Letting Social Media Serve You

Understanding Your Customers

A Closer Look at Customers Activity

Relationships Reviewed

Making Connections: A Look at Methods

Examining Your Ingredients

Making Connections: Checklist

Reaching Out Online

Making Connections: Reaching Out

Maintaining the Momentum

Your Fake News Reaction Online

Personal Action Plan


Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment

Pre- and Post-Course Assessment Answer Keys

Pre-Course Assessment

Post-Course Assessment

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Quick Reference Guide

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