WP5 – Engagement of young independent fact-checkers

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Online training on fake-news

The online workshops focus on knowledge transfer, integration of participants and building a network of fact-checkers.

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On-line game

Educational game that is accessible across multiple platforms, including PCs and mobile phones.

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Online hub of independent factcheckers

HOW TO BECOME INDEPENDENT FACT-CHECKER?

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Online training on fake-news

 

International and local training for FACT Guardians is an important part of the project. The online workshops focus on knowledge transfer, integration of participants and building a network of fact-checkers. This activity will continue with aview to the 2024 European elections. The trainings are about practical media analysis and identifying fake news, masteringfact-checking techniques and becoming a credible guardianof truth online.

The online training deals with topics as:
– history of journalism;
– fake news: why they exist, how to recognize them and how to fight them;
– EU action plan against disinformation;
– conflict management (online and offline);
– tools for EU citizens’ democratic participation;
– interventions of policy makers at different level and journalists.

The training aims to give effective tools to participants to let them become effective independent fact-checkers.

 

Fake news is a significantissue that can manipulate public opinion. It’s crucial for us asyoung people to critically evaluate the information and relyon credible sources. The training in combating fake newstaught me that it is very important media literacy educationfor fact-checking – Sebastian.

The fake news training helped me becomemore critical and analyze the information I encounter daily onthe Internet. I learned to check sources, recognize thewarning signs of fake news, and educate others about it. Itwas an important step in my development as a responsiblecitizen in the digital age – Lucian.

ON – LINE GAME

The FACT project developed the online educational game that is accessible across multiple platforms, including PCs and mobile phones. The game revolves around a character named Mitsu, who blindly believes everything he reads. Players assume the role of Mitsu and engage with real news stories, testing their authenticity through a true or false quiz composed of ten news presented in a TV format within the game.

Additionally, players can interact with various objects within Mitsu’s environment, such as a political propaganda poster, a crumpled paper with the false claim “Vaccines cause autism” in the trash bin, and a newspaper on the table that Mitsu collects. The main objective of the game is to aid Mitsu in developing critical thinking skills and distinguishing between fake and real news.

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Online hub of independent factcheckers