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In today’s world, fake news is becoming a serious issue. People understand what fake news is, but they can’t tell the difference between it and real news. Fake news may be found on nearly every social media platform. It is intended to draw the viewer’s attention and lead them astray. More than 80% of knowledge on the Internet, according to Tom Nichols, author of the book The Death of Expertise, is spurious.
That is why the Mladiinfo Montenegro volunteers organized a workshop and a meeting with EESTEC.
On February 9, NGO Mladiinfo Montenegro organized a meeting with EESTEC, the Association of Students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, with the aim of presenting the SLAM project and discussing future cooperation. m! M representatives met with the president of this organization, Filip Marijanović.
The distinction between fake news, false information, misinformation, disinformation, mal-information, and other related words is one of the primary points covered. Participants discussed clickbait headlines that have nothing to do with the texts that follow them, scary photographs and videos that are taken out of context, and the manufacture of such.
The goal of this local activity was to define and discuss fake news and other related issues, as well as look at the current research trend. During this meeting, the “Guide to Winning Fake News” was presented as a result of this project as well.
The workshop was held on February 11 at the Mtel digital factory in Podgorica, and aimed to raise awareness and critical thinking among young people about the role of mass media as a challenge and prerequisite for a more inclusive society towards migrants and refugees.
The workshop was led by participants who participated in the training in Italy as part of the SLAM project, as well as in the youth exchange and seminar in Sarajevo. They talked about their experience and what they learned through these activities. In addition, the “Guide to Winning Fake News” was presented as a result of this project.