GetBadNews: an online game on Fake News

Fani Partsafyllidou Reviews ,

GetBadNews is a small and fun online game in which you try to gain as many followers you can by spreading FakeNews on Twitter.

Developed by researchers at Cambridge University and DROG, a Netherlands-based platform against disinformation, GetBadNews has an important educational value. Not only does it raise awareness on the Fake News topic, it also demonstrates the most common practices.

The player dives into the basics of Fake news, one could say 'Fake News 101'. According to GetBadNews, these are: impersonation, emotion, polarization, conspiracy, discredit, and trolling.

It is an overall small game, as it takes approximately 20 mins to complete it. This means that it cannot be used as a main resource, but it is an excellent warm-up to open the discussion in the classroom. You can give it a try here.

Find more information on the concept and the methodology here 

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