Go viral!

From Community Narrations

Aims of the practice and description of participants

GO VIRAL! is a 5-minute game that helps protect you against COVID-19 misinformation. You’ll learn about some of the most common strategies used to spread false and misleading information about the virus. Understanding these tricks allows you to resist them the next time you come across them online. Scientists who worked with us on the development of GO VIRAL! found that playing the game significantly improves people’s ability to spot misinformation about COVID-19. Their study was published in the journal Big Data & Society.

Resources, Materials needed

Internet connection to use computers, pas or mobile phones.


60 mins.

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

Introduce the game and let the participants play. As an instruction, it may seem helpful to ask the participants to document their experiences, feelings, doubts, etc. during the game or to record them in short notes.

Learning Outcomes - which skills are addressed?

Improves people’s ability to spot misinformation about COVID-19.

Further links/readings