Topic outline

  • The topic of fake news is as old as the news industry itself—misinformation, hoaxes, propaganda, and satire have long been in existence. 


    The scope of this online course is to help you distinguish and evaluate news for its reliability and truth.

    Announcement: The course is in MOOC format, meaning that the course will become gradually available during the week. Because we got people from many countries and different timezones, we will not have live sessions. Participants are invited to go through the materials at their own pace and carry out a couple of tasks during the week.
    I wish you happy learning!


  • Must know about Fake News


      1. What is a «fake» news?
      2. What makes a news story «Fake»?
      3. How does fake news spread and why?
      4. Why fake news are so dangerous?
      5. How can we recognize fake news?
      6. What we can do about fake news?
      7. Other tips


  • IMPROVE YOUR ANALYTICAL SKILLS

    There are many online tools that can help you improve your skills. Employers look for employees with the ability to investigate a problem and find the ideal solution in a timely, efficient manner. The skills required to solve problems are known as analytical skills.

    Read through this section and install apps on your smartphones to train your brain.


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  • BE INFORMED


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  • Activity 1. Quiz

    • Receive a grade Receive a passing grade

      • Gain your first Badge "Initiator"
      When the above quiz is marked as completed (thick the small square box) and the score for the quiz is above 50% you will be awarded with your first badge.

    • Welcome to the first discussion forum of our online course "How to Spot Fake News".

      Take a minute to introduce yourself to your professor and your peers. Respond to at least two of your colleagues' posts. Click the Reply button to  enter your response. Click the Add a new discussion topic button to post to discussion.



  • Activity 2. Know. Want. Learned

    Everybody knows something about fake news. Although there are several websites that clarify many aspects of disinformation, we still might have unanswered questions. 

    • It's time for brainstorming!

    This forum is an invitation for you to start a discussion and  share with us what you already know about Fake news. Tell us what else you want to learn or questions that you have about Fake news topic. Within this course, your prior learning and your life experience will help making connections between new content and what we already know. 



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  • Activity 3. Image check

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  • Activity 4. Spot Fake Reviews

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  • Activity 5. Check before you share

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  • About the course

    Acknowledgement. This learning material has received funding under Grant Agreement ERASMUS+ 2019-2-RO01-KA205-064070, “Empowering youth to critically analyse fake news”, co-funded by European Commission.

    Disclaimer. "The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein."

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