Factcheckers

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Not all information that appears online is always correct, or equally reliable. What is disinformation? How do you recognise it? What are reliable sources? How do social media algorithms work? How do you learn to fact-check posts and images? With the Factcheckers teaching package, you and your pupils will discover the answers to all these questions and can turn your pupils into real fact checkers.

For students in the seconde grade of secondary education.

Questions about Factcheckers? Ask Zara Mommerency.

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What's it about

The topics covered in the five modules:

  • Misinformation and disinformation.
  • The role of algorithms in the spread of disinformation.
  • How are we misled? On framing and propaganda.
  • Online deception: phishing, deepfakes, memes and conspiracy theories.
  • What does a fact checker do? And what can you do yourself?

How to use it

Factcheckers consists of five different modules, which you can use separately or sequentially in the classroom. For each module, there are content videos for your students and one or more corresponding teaching methods that you can use in the classroom.

  • You can use the videos in two ways: students watch the videos in advance at home as an individual learning process or you can do it together in class. You can find the videos here. Please note: the videos are in Dutch. Turn on subtitles on Youtube.
  • Download the teacher's guide below with all the info on the themes, methods and worksheets.
  • In the teaching methods, you and your students actively work with one of the insights from each module. The length of the methods varies, as is indicated for each method. Some methods are accompanied by a powerpoint to support the teacher in the classroom.

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Through 5 online interactive modules, young people (aged 12-15) learn how to recognize disinformation in a playful way, empowering themselves against it. With informative videos, quizzes, and an escape game, young people learn what disinformation is, how a campaign is created, which techniques are used, how information is spread, and to what extent disinformation has an (emotional) impact on society.