Death and rape threats, accusations of treason, disfiguring memes, bots and automated agents, “black” public relation firms and hacking – these are only some of the features of state-sponsored trolling that have been used by governments around the world in recent years to attack journalists and other critics online.
Did you know that using the same password on every website makes us more vulnerable to cyberattacks? A short video explains how to better protect our stuff online.
Make headlines as a cunning fake news creator in this social impact game. Information sheet helps educators use the game in class.
A regional analysis of media reporting on international actors (EU, USA, and Russia), covering Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, was conducted by the Belgrade organization CRTA between 14 May and 10 June 2018.
A team at the Pew Research Center conducted a public opinion survey in eight countries of Western Europe about trust in news media in relation to how people place themselves on a left/right and on a populist/non-populist axis. Attention was also given to how people use social media as a source for news. (Published in May 2018)
The lesson plans – developed by MediaSmarts, a not-for-profit organization that promotes digital and media literacy – are designed to help educators teach their students about their privacy rights, and to navigate the complex digital environment safely and responsibly.
Only 2% of children and young people in the UK have the critical literacy skills they need to tell if a news story is real or fake, according to a report from the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills in Schools.
For the first time, this year's reports features finding on news literacy in 37 countries, along with those on misinformation.
A growing number of governments around the world are embracing hacking to facilitate their surveillance activities. Privacy International has released a new briefing and related podcast to highlight examples of government hacking for surveillance and explain what government hacking is.