Fake or true

From Community Narrations

Aims of the practice and description of participants

Learn critical thinking and helping people to spot fake news.

Resources, Materials needed

Computer or printed pictures to distribute to the participants.


20-30 minutes.

Step-by-step - what has to be done?

1. Explain shortly how the fake news are a problem in our society and how it is important to spot them, espcially on social medias.
2. Give the participants some tools to manage to spot the fake news easily (show the BBC video, explain the Tineye tool…)
3. Show 6 to 10 images and short text that are real of fake news to the participants and give them around 2 min to search on their phones if the news is real of fake.
4. When the time is up tell them the right answer.
5. After showing them 6 to 10 images/texts discuss with them on how they manage to research online if the news were real or fake.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are addressed?

- Learn critical thinking regarding all the informations shared online.
- Learn how to quickly spot the fake news by checking the facts online and by using specific tools.

How do you check the outcomes are reached?

After the activity the group discuss on what they learned during it.

Further Links/Readings

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17VC_Lk7ovwktCD0WzA0InfLPux_C2TPmvN_V9LK5gC8/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L_afQuX15qf0klOiZQ91FOUptLEtNDTD/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111289250042167002850&rtpof=true&sd=true = explanation of the activity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHiW5D3H96A = BBC video