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No Alternative Facts

Tackling Intentional Misinformation in Digital Technologies through the development of Critical Thinking Skills and Media Literacy.

Young people today are growing up in a globalised world where they are processing information from a wide variety of sources; where ‘Fake News’ is big news and where it’s difficult to tell what is real or deliberately made up to misinform!

We all need critical thinking skills to navigate potential pitfalls when consuming news or searching for information, particularly when using online sources and social media. Media literacy is also crucial for sustaining democracy by knowing which information sources to trust and which media are trustworthy.

The “No Alternative Facts” project addresses this challenge in an adult education context through an innovative train-the-trainer format which aims at:

  • Providing educators and trainers with useful skills and action-oriented methods for developing young people’s ability to detect intentional misinformation on the internet and in social media
  • Enhancing the media literacy and critical thinking skills of young adults, especially those with a low level of education and training

An Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership for Innovation Project No.: 2018-1-UK01-KA204-047931

The No Alternative Facts project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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