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How to trust influencers content?

Students receive information from a range of sources, including the influencers they follow. But influencers can be targeted by those trying to spread disinformation in order to amplify their false stories.

Social media celebrities can unwittingly be used as a powerful vector in promoting false information and conspiracy theories. Mis- and disinformation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, bushfires, 5G and other conspiracy theories has proliferated across the globe.

Anyone with a platform has a voice. And anyone with a voice has the power to influence. It is important for students to understand that influencers content also can be connected with fake news and misinformation.

Main Idea

CreatorGintarė Gulevičiūtė
SubjectInformation Technology, Literacy, Science, Privacy
Length 60 minutes
Pedagogical ApproachExplorative learning approach
CompetenciesDeveloping source criticism skills, scientific literacy
Grades 8-12
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