Training in fake news detection and on-line platform development for the submission of opinions for fake news recognition
We live an era of massive news and information production, deriving from official or not agencies as well as individuals. Despite the fact that there are several recommendations for information cross-check, it remains extremely difficult, for individuals, to analyse news and information.
In this context, this programme has two main pillars:
a. to educate people on the way they can check the validity of news
b. to develop an online platform which will present the methods of analysis in order to recognize potential fake news, and at the same time recording arguments using the crowdsourcing method in order to argue about them.
For this scope, material will be produced to support young people about fake news, and there will be 12 2-hour online workshops having 30 participants each, in order to present fake news identification. At the same time, an online platform will be created in which everyone can record their arguments about the validity or not of information exchanged on the internet.
The target groups at this stage are primarily young people who have frequent contact with data on the internet, namely students aged 14-18 years in the area of Kalamata and generally Messinia, and secondary parents who will be able to learn useful information which can in future be transferred as knowledge to their children.
The number of people who will be trained online is 360 people (12 workshops x 30 people), while through the website and its advertising a considerably greater number of recipients are expected.