Stage T
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English
Workshop
Everyone
Fighting misinformation

Short thesis

Is that photo real? Has it been manipulated or taken out of context? Lots of information is circulating on social networks. Not everything is true. People spread misinformation for various reasons – the effects can be substantial. This session will deal with the misinformation ecosystem, raise awareness and do some “hands-on verification”. Participants are invited to actively perform verification tasks on their laptops. It is rounded up with a portrayal of media literacy activities from outside Europe that showcase counter-measures in the fight against misinformation.

Description

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.

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