Information verification for beginners

Since the dawn of information, there has been disinformation. However, certain characteristics of the information ecosystem in which we are living today make recognition of disinformation and the fight against it spreading particularly challenging – development and accessibility of technologies for designing, changing and sharing content, the increase in popularity of mobile technologies, and social networks are some of them.

Spreading disinformation, be it inaccurate information related to vaccines and baby food or conspiracy theories at a global level, is harmful to society and citizens, and may influence decrease trust in media, even professionally managed media.

The purpose of this brochure is to teach you how to recognise disinformation and to inform you of tools for verifying suspicious information, as well as to aid you, as an informed citizen, to prevent its further spread.

Download the brochure here.