Prevention actors

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  1. Criterion: False or misleading
    1. Lie Detectors
      1. By whom?
      2. What?
      3. What for?
      4. For whom?
      5. Additional information

Criterion: False or misleading

Lie Detectors

By whom?

In 2018 was created the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Digital Disinformation and Fake News to advise and offer lasting solutions to online disinformation and find out “how to tackle the spread and socio-economic impact of disinformation”. Lie Detectors is one of its 39 members. It was created by journalist Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck.


Lie Detectors works by offering free, interactive 90-minute classroom sessions by working journalists and media experts, in Europe, to school pupils aged ten to fifteen. “Sessions include an overview of fake news, methods of testing for misinformation, and analysis of drivers of the fake-news phenomenon”. As a media literacy initiative, goals of the initiative include the education to news media, an increase in the awareness of misinformation and the information and empowerment of students.

What for?

The ultimate goal of Lie Detectors is to increase media and news literacy Europe-wide in order to empower people to make free, informed choices.

For whom?

This initiative is addressed to ten to fifteen years old schoolchildren in Europe.

Additional information

This project won the 2018 EU Digital skills award of the European Commission.

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