Disinformation, Fake News, conspiracy theories: Living in a world full of uncertainty about the truth of information can be overwhelming. Disinformation bares many threats: It builds a powerful weapon to destabilize democracies and aims to divide our societies. It is intentionally used to manipulate people and attempts to portray reality in a distorted manner. Through social media, disinformation can be spread much easier and faster.
Which consequences does the use of disinformation campaigns have on countries like Germany, the US or federations of states like the European Union? How can we individually cope with living in a world full of uncertainty and which tools to combat disinformation do exist?
In this youth seminar, we learn more about the nature of disinformation as well as its potential effects and discover ways to detect and invalidate it. By receiving input from experts, attending workshops and discussing these issues with their peers, young Germans and Americans can learn more about current challenges concerning disinformation and each other’s perspective on them.
You can find the flyer and the entire program here.
Die Veranstaltungen der Reihe Fighting Fake News vermitteln Wissen und Strategien im Umgang mit Fake News, Desinformation und Verschwörungserzählungen innerhalb und außerhalb der USA.