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How Finland is Fighting Fake News – In the Classroom

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.

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Stephen

Posted on: June 10, 2019, 6:49 am Category: Uncategorized

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