Helsinki, Finland CNN — On a recent afternoon in Helsinki, a group of students gathered to hear a lecture on a subject that is far from a staple in most community college curriculums. Another slide, featuring a diagram of a Twitter profile page, explained how to identify bots: look for stock photos, assess the volume of posts per day, check for inconsistent translations and a lack of personal information. The initiative is just one layer of a multi-pronged, cross-sector approach the country is taking to prepare citizens of all ages for the complex digital landscape of today — and tomorrow. Finland has faced down Kremlin-backed propaganda campaigns ever since it declared independence from Russia years ago.
Fake News: Promoting Online Civic Reasoning and Media Literacy
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Teaching critical thinking in the age of ‘fake news’
Country on frontline of information war teaches everyone from school pupils to politicians how to spot slippery information. Y ou can start when children are very young, said Kari Kivinen. Take the wily fox who always cheats the other animals with his sly words.
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