With an increasing number of media sources, largely through the internet, there is also a growing incidence of misinformation (false information) and disinformation (intentionally false information). Are there ways in which individuals can better identify mis/disinformation when it occurs, and to then resist that information?
A number of online games have been developed which invite you to actively play the role of a fake news creator, and in so doing inform you of the strategies used to create fake news and subsequently become less susceptible to fake news. The links to six of these sites are provided below. These sites were listed on First Draft, an organisation committed to truth in media (https://firstdraftnews.org/articles/a-guide-to-prebunking-a-promising-way-to-inoculate-against-misinformation/):
- Bad News
- GO VIRAL! | Stop Covid-19 misinformation spreading
- Cranky Uncle
- Troll Factory
- Harmony Square
- Fake It To Make It
Just click on each and it will take you to the site.