What is misinformation and what can we do about it?

In this lesson, we will explore the differences between misinformation, disinformation and malinformation and the impact they can have on a democracy. We will also consider what we can do about this spread of misinformation, disinformation and malinformation.

Video

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Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

Quiz:

What is misinformation and what can we do about it?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

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Q1.True or false, a story about a celebrity's tattoo is in the public interest?

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Q2.True or false, misinformation is information that is deliberately created to harm a person, social group or organisation?

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Q3.True or false, malinformation is truthful information which is shared to deliberately harm a person or group?

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Q4.Which of the following is a reason why people believe misinformation is a threat to demcracy?

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Q5.True or false, a conspiracy theorist believes that events are the result of secret plans of those in power?

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Quiz:

What is misinformation and what can we do about it?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.True or false, a story about a celebrity's tattoo is in the public interest?

1/5

Q2.True or false, misinformation is information that is deliberately created to harm a person, social group or organisation?

2/5

Q3.True or false, malinformation is truthful information which is shared to deliberately harm a person or group?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is a reason why people believe misinformation is a threat to demcracy?

4/5

Q5.True or false, a conspiracy theorist believes that events are the result of secret plans of those in power?

5/5

Lesson summary: What is misinformation and what can we do about it?

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