Combating Fake News in Finance and Security: A Comprehensive Approach

Travel Expenses
Up to €820 (Fully Funded)
Course Fee
€400 (Fully Funded)
Accommodation & Other
up to €160 per day (Fully Funded)
Course Description

In an era where misinformation can spread rapidly across digital platforms, the ability to identify and combat fake news in finance and security is more critical than ever. This course is designed to equip professionals and students with the knowledge and tools necessary to recognize, analyze, and address the challenges posed by fake news and misinformation in the financial and security sectors. Through a blend of theoretical understanding and practical exercises, participants will learn to navigate the digital landscape with a critical eye and safeguard against the potentially devastating effects of misinformation.

Topics Include
  • Introduction to Misinformation and Fake News
  • Critical Digital Literacy in Finance and Security
  • The Psychology of Misinformation
  • Financial Markets and Misinformation
  • Cybersecurity Threats and Information Warfare
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Tools and Technologies to Combat Fake News
  • Developing a Misinformation Response Strategy
  • Hands-on Workshop: Identifying and Mitigating Fake News
Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • Enhance Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy: Equip staff with the skills to discern and respond to misinformation effectively.
  • Safeguard Organisational Integrity: Foster a culture of truth and reliability, protecting the organization from the risks posed by fake news.
  • Strengthen Security Measures: Enable staff to identify security threats disguised as credible information.
  • Promote Ethical Standards: Encourage ethical practices in information consumption and sharing within and outside the organization.
  • Empower with Practical Tools: Provide hands-on experience with tools and strategies to combat fake news, enhancing the organization’s resilience.
Course Schedule

* This course structure can be adapted based on the specific needs and context of the participants, with a focus on interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises to ensure that learners are not only informed but also equipped to apply their knowledge in real-world situations.

Day 1

Welcome & Introduction

  • Presentation and registration by all participants to the “Emphasys Key Action 1 lifetime support platform”
  • Introduction to Misinformation and Fake News
  • Critical Digital Literacy in Finance and Security

Day 2

  • The Psychology of Misinformation
  • Financial Markets and Misinformation

Day 3

  • Cybersecurity Threats and Information Warfare
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations

Day 4

  • Tools and Technologies to Combat Fake News
  • Developing a Misinformation Response Strategy

Day 5

  • Hands-on Workshop: Identifying and Mitigating Fake News
Available Dates
  • 17/06/2024 - 21/06/2024 Confirmed

*The above dates can be flexible, whereas new ones can also be provided to accommodate the needs or availability of participants.

Target Group:  
Teachers (Primary – Secondary) / Youth Workers
Languages: English, Greek
Linguistic Support in Greek, French and Spanish
Country: Cyprus
Course Code: DEE01
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