Uncover new ways to raise awareness of disinformation
When BBC Future Now interviewed a panel of 50 experts about the ‘grand challenges we face in the 21st century’, many named the breakdown of trusted sources of information as one of the most pressing problems.
Disinformation – which can take many forms, including fake news, explicit propaganda, clickbait, generalisations, or taking information out of context – is clearly on the rise, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell fact from fiction.
In Belgium, although trust in the media is still high, disinformation is starting to infiltrate the media landscape. Flemish broadcaster VRT is on a mission to raise awareness of the problem and help people recognise fake news.
As part of their ongoing efforts, they reached out to November Five to help them engage with audiences on the topic and encourage a more critical analysis of information.