Do you know how to “spot the fake” when you read a news or other content online?
“Spot the Fake” is an app for mobile phones designed to teach students how to recognise fake news and how to critically assess information found online.
The app was developed as an outcome of the project “Digital Resistance” funded by the European Union/Council of Europe “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”.
Topics such as spotting fake news, conspiracy theories, fake news in history, audio-visual manipulation and fake news in journalism are introduced. Students learn the key concepts and can test their learning by taking the quizzes.
The app can be downloaded via Google Play and the Apple Store and can also be accessed via a website (www.spotthefake.eu). The app is currently available in English and in German.
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