Adult Misinformation

Social media Literacy, Critical and Analytical Thinking as means to combat Fake News and Social Media Misinformation


In the 21st century, with the invasion of smartphones and computers, the use of internet and the spread of information became a public activity, as opposed to its more limited use in the end decades of the 20th century. While this technological jump has allowed access to the masses and has given birth to tremendous achievements for mankind, it also has created a huge gap in relevant education, meaning that people have gained the means to obtain information without having any education on how to filter it and how to distinguish a media source between professional and amateur, provable news or rumor engine or even more spread due to malicious intents.

The project tackles the terms “Internet Misinformation”, “Fake News”, “Critical and Analytic Thinking” and “Social Media Literacy”, aiming to bring to the surface the negative effects of Internet Misinformation and Fake News, and the benefits of introducing learners to Critical and Analytical Thinking and Social Media Literacy.