Dr. Vesna Markovic and Kimberley M. Skubic co-authored the article, “Combating Misinformation Online, One Meme at a Time,” for Edition #4 of Parents with Preparedness, a free digital magazine from Preparedness without Paranoia (PWPORG). PWPORG aims to “empower parents and children to invest their own safety and security through education and community engagement.” The magazine offers interviews, articles, strategies, life stories, and resources to “inform the dialogue and share the best practices about preparedness and resiliency for families and communities.”
Lambert discusses the process and practice of becoming critical thinkers, necessary skepticism for media consumers, and principles and actions to assist tweens and teens in better detecting falsehoods.
Fake news and critical literacy in the digital age: sharing responsibility and addressing challenges (May 21, 2018)
How can we tackle the ongoing challenge of so-called ‘fake news’? Gianfranco Polizzi, PhD Researcher in the Department of Media at Communications at LSE, argues that we all have a responsibility to learn critical literacy to help us better to evaluate information, both on- and offline, and here sets out the responsibilities held by the different actors involved. This post was first published on the London School of Economics’ Media Policy Project Blog.
Most false content circulating online is shared by real people who don’t know it’s false. So real people like you are the key to solving this problem. In this article, former CIA Analyst Cindy L. Otis shares tips to avoid falling for falsehoods.
This chart on conspiracy theories has gone viral. A local disinformation researcher breaks down what to know (Nov 29, 2021)
The Conspiracy Chart organizes conspiracy theories threat level aand link to reality. The chart, developed by Abbie Richards, a science researcher and disinformation and misinformation expert, has gone viral bringing widespread exposure to harmful conspiracy theories. This article discusses the breakdown of the chart, dangers associated with conspiracy theories, and how to approach conspiratorial thinking.