August 20, 2019

How Finland is Fighting Fake News – In the Classroom

From the World Economic Forum:

Finland has an effective weapon to combat fake news: education.

The Nordic nation tops a list of European countries deemed the most resilient to disinformation, the Media Literacy Index, compiled by the Open Society Institute in Sofia.

Denmark was second, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden and Estonia. Macedonia, Turkey and Albania were bottom of the chart.

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Finnish fact-checking organisation Faktabaari (FactBar) adapts professional fact-checking methods for use in Finnish schools, and says good research skills and critical thinking are key. It outlines three areas to be aware of: misinformation (defective information or mistakes), disinformation, such as hoaxes, and malinformation, stories that intend to damage.

Learn More, Read the Complete Article

See Also: Resilience To ‘Post-Truth’ And Its Predictors In The New Media Literacy Index 2018 (via Open Society Institute)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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