Is that real? How can we find out? These are some of the questions to be raised in the workshop.
It is planned as a mix of short presentations, discussions and (inter)active audience participation, in which attendees are invited to perform verification tasks on their laptops.
We start by outlining different reasons and underlying motivations for spreading mis-/disinformation. This will be followed by selected examples of different types of thereof.
Then we move to the core part of the session: active, hands-on verification. So make sure you have your laptops switched on, and be ready to verify.
Participants will be given a number of verification challenges which they will be asked to tackle. Together, we will then raise ways and paths of solving them.
We will round up the session with a short portrayal of media literacy activities from outside Europe that showcase counter-measures in the fight against misinformation. Space for comments and questions will also be provided.