From TED Ed.
Explore the strategies employed by trolls and learn how disinformation campaigns are launched— and how to stop them.
Your town is holding a mayoral election and the stakes have never been higher. You suspect one of the candidates will begin pushing false information to swing the election. As the cybersecurity expert, your job is to inoculate the townspeople against false information. First, you must learn the strategies of disinformation trolls. Claire Wardle explores the tactics of disinformation campaigns.
Lesson by Claire Wardle, directed by Gavin Edwards.
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2019 disinformation study: http://bit.ly/2019DisinfoStudy
Online disinformation game: http://bit.ly/DisinformationGame
Animator’s website: https://www.movult.com/
Educator’s website: https://clairewardle.com/
Claire Wardle is the US Director of First Draft, a non-profit that works globally to empower people with knowledge and tools to build resilience against harmful, false, and misleading information. Check out First Draft here: https://firstdraftnews.org/
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