Bad News

Bad News

Website
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.

Tool type
Education/training
Status
Fully operational
Intended users
General public
Cost
Free
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?
Yes
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?

None found

Who is funding the tool?

DROG

Are there external evaluations?

None found

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