- Bad News
Founded in 2018
This tool intended to build user understanding of the techniques involved in the dissemination of disinformation. This game exposes players to fake news tactics used against them by putting them in the position of a news baron for fake news. Players win by publishing headlines that attract the most followers.
Bad News is not affiliated with RAND. It was selected for this database because it fits our researchers' inclusion criteria.
- Tool type
- Fully operational
- Intended users
- General public
- Tool focus
- This tool is process-focused. It evaluates how information is produced and disseminated.
- Method or technology
- Online course or game
- Is the tool automated?
- Founding organization
- Cambridge University collaborating with DROG
- Founder/primary contact
- Information not available
How is this tool working to address disinformation?
This tool aims to fight disinformation by creating a cohort of information conusmers who are better able to identify and avoid false information online.
Is there a connection with tech platforms?
Who is funding the tool?
Are there external evaluations?