How can we all contribute to combating fake news?

Article by E&D People create and distribute fake news for a variety of reasons, from looking to obtain commercial and political gains to simply wishing to attract attention. Following the Loughborough University’s Online Civic Culture Centre, 42.8% of news sharers engage in sharing inaccurate or fake news. What is the common reason? It is to READ MORE

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SOME UPDATES FROM IMEDIAL PROJECT IMEDIAL project aims to increase the MEDIA literacy skills of adults to combat misinformation, false news and cyber aggression. The objectives will be achieved by developing: IO1 IMEDIAL workbook for educators including methodology of digital literacy workshops The workbook includes methodology, materials, examples, exercises, tests revealing the techniques used by READ MORE

How to Avoid Misinformation About COVID-19

Article by CSI “We’re not just fighting an epidemic. We’re fighting an infodemic”[i]. According to Scheufele[ii], uncertainty and anxiety about the pandemic, combined with the political overtones and partisanship that influence how we respond to new information, create an environment ripe for misinformation, that often goes viral due to its ability to provoke emotion. Below READ MORE

The language of fake news

Article by Materahub Fake news are one of the most prominent and dangerous phenomena on social media. Since they are spreading to traditional media as well, having a reliable way of identifying fake news is more relevant than ever. Internet is an open source where you can find everything you need, sometimes it can be READ MORE

EU stressed the importance of fighting fake news spreading

The EU Commission strengthens the rules against fake news and online disinformation, proposing new commitments for Facebook, Google, Twitter and all other digital platforms. In May 26th, the Internal Market Commissioner, Thierry Breton, while presenting the update of the ‘Code of Best Practices on Disinformation’ signed in 2018 by Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and recently READ MORE

Media manipulation techniques

Article by CWEP “Media create reality”, “Media manipulate” – we hear these statements very often, just as often we may hear “Manipulate? Me? No, that’s not true. I am aware of what I read and I form my own opinion on those topics by myself.”  Well… Are you sure? Each of us can become a READ MORE