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What do you believe? Countering Fake News on the Net and in Everyday Life at Work

A forwarded message in a group chat that seems strange to you and no idea how you should classify it or even react to it – conspiracy myths and targeted disinformation campaigns have become a perennial topic in recent years. They are spreading rapidly, especially via social media, and are thus becoming a danger to our entire society. Even in everyday work, many people are confronted with information and attitudes from colleagues that are difficult to classify and refute.

In this seminar, we want to use your experiences from everyday work to work out together how we can counter conspiracy ideologies and fake news and take active action against their spread.

Training agenda

Seminar (presence)

What do you believe?

  • What are the mechanisms behind fake news campaigns and conspiracy narratives? Who spreads them? And how can we recognize them?
  • Well-known and lesser-known conspiracy narratives
  • Problems and dangers of conspiracy ideologies for democracy
  • Development of action strategies in private and professional life

Learning targets

  • Gain basic knowledge about fake news, conspiracy narratives, and disinformation
  • Recognize the importance and danger of conspiracy ideologies and fake news for our society
  • Establish the ability to act in everyday (work) life

Contact person

Anna Tötter, Nesimi Temel

0431 51 95 174, 0151 62 36 24 18