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Podcasts

Acht Milliarden

Weekly podcast by Der Spiegel on foreign affairs.
Available in German

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Films

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News (2020)

Must see. This HBO documentary investigates disinformation campaigns and frauds, including the Pizzagate hoax.

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Films

Agent of Chaos (2020)

A two-part documentary from director Alex Gibney investigates Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election of 2016.

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Fact-checking Tools

Anti-misinformation actions by Poynter

A guide to anti-misinformation actions around the world. What is the focus of tackling disinformation per country? What is its current state of play?

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Games

BBC Reality Check

Role-play game for young media professionals. Your role as a BBC journalist is to cover a breaking news story to be featured on “BBC Live” site. Teaching how to balance accuracy, impact and speed in live reporting.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

Better Internet for kids

Resources for teachers, parents and children. Lessons plans, courses, games and teaching resources and discover the online world safely. Platform run by Safer Internet Centres, the European network, which informs, advises and assists children, parents, teachers and carers on digital questions and fights against online child sexual abuse.
Multiple languages

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Films

Bob Roberts (1992)

In the category “satirical mockumentary”, this film depicts the rise of Robert “Bob” Roberts Jr., a right-wing politician. He is a candidate for an upcoming United States Senate election. Roberts is rich and famous thanks to his folk music, which presents his conservative ideas with zest. This film might help to understand the current political context of populism.

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Games

Cat Park

The game simulates the tactics and techniques of media manipulation that are used in the real world to exploit social tensions for personal or political game. For users 15+. Developed by the U.S. Department of State GEC.

Available in English, Dutch, French and Russian

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Teaching Tools

Check or Cheat

A collection of educational material for secondary education students and teachers to learn how to critically evaluate media content, fact check and build resilience to disinformation. Features teacher training, cards game, educational material.
Available in English, Greek, Lithuanian and Spanish

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Films

Coded Bias (2020)

Documentary about biases literally coded in the algorithms. When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, she embarks on a journey to push for the first-ever U.S. legislation against bias in algorithms that impact us all.

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Teaching Tools

Conspiracy Theories: what teachers need to know

Guidebook on conspiracy theories prepared by UNESCO.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

Council of Europe

Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture. The Council of Europe has developed a set of learning activities that may be used in primary and secondary education, all of which are based directly on the disinformation challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Available in English and French

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Teaching Tools

Council of Europe Materials

Dealing with propaganda, misinformation and fake news, definitions, recommendations.
Available in English and French

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Teaching Tools

Countering Disinformation Guidebook

The guide is divided into three categories, examining the roles of specific stakeholder groups in building a democratic information space, legal, normative, and research responses, as well as dimensions for addressing disinformation and other harmful forms of content targeting women and marginalized groups.
Available in Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

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Teaching Tools

CrAL

Creative Audiovisual Lab. The aim of the project is to enhance critical thinking and media literacy among young people between 14-19 years old, parents, and educational staff. Features and online training for teachers and trainers.
Available in English

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Games

Cranky Uncle

The Cranky Uncle game uses cartoons and critical thinking to fight misinformation. Available on iPhone and Android. Teachers’ Guide to Cranky Uncle
Available in English

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Games

Cyberbullying

Learn how to deal with cyberbullying.
Available in Armenian, Azeri, English and Georgian

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Films

Death of Stalin (2017)

This comedy explores historical revisionism, and perhaps what the Kremlin fears most in historical remembrance. The film was eventually banned from screening in Russia. Pavel Pozhigaylo, a member of the Russian Culture Ministry’s advisory board said about it: “The film desecrates our historical symbols — the Soviet hymn, orders and medals, and Marshal Zhukov is portrayed as an idiot.”

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Games

Detect Fakes

At Detect Political Fakes, we will show you a variety of media snippets (transcripts, audio, and videos). Half of the media snippets are real statements made by Joseph Biden and Donald Trump. The other half of the media snippets are fabricated. The media snippets that are fabricated are produced using deepfake technology. We are asking you to share how confident you are that a media snippet is real or fabricated.
Available in English

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Fact-checking Tools

DFR Lab

Read recent research and analysis exposing disinformation by Digital Forensic Research Lab and become a Digital Sherlock.

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Podcasts

Different Lawfare Institute Podcasts

Lawfare currently hosts eight podcasts offering a variety of perspectives on national security. Our recommendation: The Lawfare Podcast and the Arbiters Of Truth episodes on disinformation and platform policy, #LiveFromUkraine and ChinaTalk.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

Digital resistance handbook for teachers

Handbook for teachers by the Council of Europe on how to support their students to recognise fake news and false information found in the online environment.
Available in English

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Fact-checking Tools

DISARM Framework

DISARM is an open-source, master framework for fighting disinformation for those cooperating in the fight against disinformation. It provides a common playbook, language and approaches for diverse teams and organizations to coordinate their efforts and act in harmony.

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Teaching Tools

Disarming Disinformation

List of resources by the Global Engagement Center (GEC) of the U.S. Department of State. It includes infographics, taxonomy and literature, among others.
Available in English

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Games

Disinformation Diaries

The Disinformation Diaries is a game-based media literacy tool to help you better understand how disinformation and deepfakes can interfere with democratic elections.
Available in Albanian, English, French and Georgian

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Teaching Tools

DO’s and DON’Ts on Twitter: Defend Democracy

The list of basic actions to deal with disinformation and propaganda on Twitter. suitable for all twitter users and to explore in classrooms. Prepared by the Defend Democracy NGO.

Available in English

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Games

Dr Fake

Dr. Fake has invaded the Media Literacy City! A player has to confront four of his companions: Mr. Deepfake, Mr. Troll, Mr. Clone and Mr. Phisher and answer their questions correctly.
Available in Armenian, Azeri, English and Georgian

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Podcasts

DW News Show

Podcast by Deutsche Welle with Alexander Plyushchev and Tatyana Felgenhauer. Commenting current affairs, ina particular Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Available in Russian

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Teaching Tools

E-learning: vaccination

E-learning course on how to address online vaccination misinformation offered by the European Centre for Disease Control.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

eSafety Commissioner

Australian parent guide to mental health: webinars, resources and trainings to help young people develop strategies for their mental health while they are online.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

eTwinning

Teaching Media Literacy with eTwinning. Best practices, project ideas.
Available in English

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Fact-checking Tools

EU Disinfo Lab

Tools for monitoring and analysis gathered by the EU Disinfo Lab think tank.

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Teaching Tools

EU Gudelines for teachers and educators

The Guidelines for teachers and educators on tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy through education provide hands-on guidance for teachers and educators, including practical tips, activity plans, insights on topics and cautionary notes grounded in what works as concerns digital literacy and education and training.

Available in English, Bulgarian, German, French

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Teaching Tools

EU Neighbours East

Training opportunities for media and Civil Society Organizations across Eastern Partnership countries.
Available in English, Armenian, Azeri, Georgian, Romanian, Russian and Ukrainian

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Teaching Tools

EuroGuide Toolkit

The guide offers teachers and social workers practical tools to respond to socio-political or religious arguments in order to prevent radicalisation in the school. Guidance is offered on how to create resilient environments and safe spaces where vulnerable young people can open up, sharpen their social and emotional skills, and improve their self-esteem.
Available in English, Dutch, French, Hungarian, Italian and Swedish

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Fact-checking Tools

European Digital Media Observatory

Find your local fact-checker in the EU with EDMO. Check their site for the map of fact-checking initiatives across all EU member states, recent debunks, analysis and much more.

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Teaching Tools

Fact4All

European Schoolnet has published an online MOOC to foster critical thinking and tackle online disinformation through intergenerational collaboration and community engagement. The course is targeted at primary and secondary school teachers of any subject.
Available in English

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Games

Factitious 2020

A game intended to help players learn how to identify fake news stories. The game shows actual news articles, without revealing their publication source until the player clicks to see it. Are they true or false?
Available in English

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Games

Fajnie, że wiesz

Game teaching resilience to disinformation based on true / false answers. Developed by Polish NGO Demagog.
Available in Polish

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Games

Fake It To Make It

Simulation-style social-impact game. Players take on the role of someone creating and distributing fake news for a profit.
Available in English and German

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Games

Fake News Bingo

Bingo game on disinformation to print out.
Available in German

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Teaching Tools

Fakescape

Fakescape is an escape game teaching media literacy to high school students (14+). It can be played in a classroom during a 45 minutes class. Run by a Czech NGO.

Available in English and Czech

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Games

Fakey

The game teaches media literacy, though differentiation and analysis of news.
Available in English

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Games

Fakt oder Fake: Das Handysektor Fake News Quiz

Spot disinformation on social media. Can you tell the difference between facts and fakes?
Available in German

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Games

GeoGuessr

GeoGuessr is a geography game, in which you are dropped somewhere in the world in a street view panorama and your mission is to find clues and guess your location on the world map. Great game to practice geo-location skills.
Available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish

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Games

Get Bad News

In Get Bad News, you take on the role of fake news-monger. Drop all pretence of ethics and choose a path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate. For persons 14 years +.

Includes teachers’ guide.
Available in Bosnian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, German, Romanian.

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Games

Get Bad News Junior

Get Bad News version for children (8-10 years old).
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

Get Your Facts Straight

The platform offers a 10-hour media literacy training course on disinformation on social media for 14–16-year-olds as well as their parents and grandparents. The course focuses on what disinformation is, why it is vastly present on social media, and how to recognise and respond to disinformation. The course can be implemented both in schools, as well as in non-formal educational settings such as youth clubs, libraries and NGOs. By ALL DIGITAL.
Available in English, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, German, Italian, Latvian, Romanian and Spanish

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Teaching Tools

Global Media and Information Literacy Week

Resources, best practices, events across the globe marking the Global Media and Information Literacy Week.
Available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese

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Games

Go Viral Game

GO VIRAL! is a 5-minute game that helps protect you against COVID-19 misinformation. You’ll learn about some of the most common strategies used to spread false and misleading information about the virus.
Available in Croatian, English, Estonian, French, Georgian, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

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Games

Grandma’s Album

A game teaching geolocation skills. Great resource for history class.
Available in Armenian, Azeri, English and Georgian

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Teaching Tools

Guide for Public Communicators

Strategic Communications guide for public communicators with strategies development and response examples developed by EUvsDisinfo.
Available in English

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Games

Harmony Square Game

The game’s setting is the idyllic Harmony Square. You are hired as Chief Disinformation Officer. The goal of the game is to expose the tactics and manipulation techniques that are used to mislead people, build up a following, or exploit societal tensions for political purposes.
Available in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Latvian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

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Games

Hate or Tolerate

Imagine that you are a journalist. The game gives you an opportunity to independently build a story and publish it, seek sources, verify facts, balance opinions. It teaches tolerance.
Available in Armenian, Azeri, English and Georgian

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Podcasts

History Keepers Podcast

To raise awareness about Ukrainian history and to counter Russian disinformation which aims to spread falsified information about the past, Media and Communication Educational and Research Center (MCERC) teamed up with a local online media platform Publika and launched a series of “History Keepers” podcasts. The series is narrated by Olena Shevchenko from Taras Shevchenko State University.

Available in Russian with Georgian subtitles

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Podcasts

Information War

Podcasts on the information war with Jessika Aro and Liz Wahl, who have “been on the front lines of the information war before most of the world even knew there was an information war”.
Available in English

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Fact-checking Tools

International fact-checking Network

Find your local fact-checker worldwide among the signatories of the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network.

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Teaching Tools

ISD Explainers

An overview of extremist narratives, movements and actors. Offers background and history of the term, related narratives and background reading. Terms include among others ‘The Manosphere’, ‘The New World Order’, ‘Accelerationism’, ‘The Great Replacement’ and ‘The Order of Nine Angels’. By Institute of Strategic Dialogue.
Available in English

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Podcasts

Majlis – Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Weekly podcast about significant political developments and pressing social issues affecting the nations of Central Asia. Host Bruce Pannier with his guests.
Available in English

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Fact-checking Tools

Mapping media policy and journalism

The mapping by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom offers, among other topics, information about media ownership, whistleblowing protection, freedom of information across the EU.

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Games

Measure the Truth and Your Nose

A player evaluates credibility of information and various propaganda methods. To do so, the player must select one of four alternative answers. If the answer is incorrect, player’s nose will grow in Pinocchio’s style.
Available in Armenian, Azeri, English and Georgian

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Games

Media Literacy Mission Game

Highly engaging game with Ukraine-specific examples. Aimed at audience 18+.
Available in English and Ukrainian

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Games

Mediabattle

Mediabattle is a media literacy game for school children.

Available in Armenian (Ukrainian, Romanian and Belarusian versions are available on their national platforms)

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Teaching Tools

milON

Digital literacy in the MENA-region that targets young people and educators. I promotes media literacy with educational short videos filmed in the region as well as offers pedagogical material for educators.
Available in English, French and Arabic

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Films

Network (1976)

A television network exploits a crazed former anchor’s ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. Quite prophetic considering this movie was made in the 70’s.

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Teaching Tools

News Literacy Project

News Literacy Project provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information, and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.
Available in English

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Games

News Literacy Project Quizzes

Collection of quizzes testing vetting news sources, social media behaviour, conspiracy theories thinking, the work of the newsroom and many more.
Available in English

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Games

Observation Online Challenge

A quick visual resource to sharpen your observation skills. Each photograph contains visual clues to help you identify where it was taken.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

OECD Assessment rubrics

Assessment rubrics for critical thinking (largely to be used in formative feedback).
Available in English

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Games

Online Course: Disinformation and Deepfakes

Online course on disinformation and deepfakes in the context of election interference designed by Alliance of Democracies and Canopy LAB.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

Online Media Literacy Resources

A list of online resources recommended by the UK government. The list includes tips on reporting inappropriate content, preventing online harassment, cyberbullying and much more.

Available in English

 

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Fact-checking Tools

Open Source Tools by Bellingcat

Collection of open source tools for online investigations and fact-checking. Trainings, analysis, investigations recommended by Bellingcat, an independent international collective of researchers, investigators and citizen journalists.

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Films

Operation InfeKtion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War (2018)

Modern classic, produced by the New York Times. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies. Big advantage: it is on YouTube!

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Fact-checking Tools

OSINT Framework

A comprehensive collection of open source intelligence (OSINT) tools and resources.

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Games

Pilna Doma

Pilna Doma offers three interactive media literacy trainings for high school students: ‘Reliable source of information’, ‘To share or not to share’, ‘Become a journalist’. It is a media literacy project initiated by Baltic Centre for Media Excellence in cooperation with British Council and US Embassy Riga.
Available in English

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Games

Post Facto

Post Facto is a game where you become the fact-checker. Read the story that robot FactyPlex 5000 has been sharing on social media, and investigate the clues to determine if it is real – or fake!
Available in English

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Podcasts

Power Corrupts

The podcast on the intersection of power and corruption over topics such as conspiracy theories, unbelievable stories, election rigging and many more.
Available in English

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Games

P’tit Libé

Climate change related disinformation. Game for young audiences.
Available in French

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Games

Quack Hunter

Distinguish false information form real. Catch the ducks and assess the information that they are carrying.
Available in Armenian, Azeri, English and Georgian

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Podcasts

Radio Sweden Russian

Podcast about current affairs in Russia and war in Ukraine by Radio Sweden.
Available in Russian

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Teaching Tools

RAN Collection

More than 200 inspiring practices on preventing radicalisation to terrorism and violent extremism.
Available in English

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Podcasts

Russian fake, go to ***!

Daily podcast by Detector Media, demystifying Russian disinformation in the context of war in Ukraine. It also offers tips on how to avoid falling for disinformation. Host Vadym Misky.

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Teaching Tools

She Persisted

A Digital Resilience Toolkit for Women in Politics with respond and prevention techniques. Offered by She Persisted.
Available in English

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Games

Shopping in Milan

Learn how to avoid phishing and online scams.
Available in Armenian, Azeri, English and Georgian

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Games

The Adventures of Literatus

The Adventures of Literatus is a fact-checking game designed for teenagers. There is a board game available. Created by Media Initiatives Center.

Available in Armenian, Georgian, English, Polish, Ukrainian and Romanian

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Films

The Great Hack (2019)

Documentary by Netflix. It explores how a data company (Cambridge Analytica) came to symbolise the dark side of social media in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as uncovered by journalist Carole Cadwalladr.

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Films

The Hater (2020)

Netflix’s production exploring the dark world of social media smear tactics and its violent real-life consequences. A young man searches for purpose in a net of hatred and violence that he tries to control.

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Podcasts

The Naked Pravda

The Naked Pravda highlights how our top reporting intersects with the wider research and expertise that exists about Russia. Here you’ll hear from the world’s community of Russia experts, activists, and reporters about issues that are at the heart of Meduza’s stories and crucial to major events in and around Russia.
Available in English

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Films

The Social Dilemma (2020)

Netflix’s production is a great watch on the impact of social media on our societies and our mental health. Also interesting to crosscheck is Facebook’s responses to the creators.

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Teaching Tools

The Wall of Beliefs

Toolkit for understanding false beliefs and developing effective counter-disinformation strategies.
Available in English

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Podcasts

The Week Ahead In Russia

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty podcasts about weekly most important developments in Russia. It’s hosted each Monday by Steve Gutterman, and features a rotating panel of guests.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

The World Unplugged

This activity requires asking a group (a classroom/a group of students) to avoid all screens, connections and media activity for 24 hours. After that, follows a guided discussion about how they have felt during that time, how dependent they are from technology, and positive and negative outcomes after being disconnected.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

Toolkit for Teachers

Spot and fight disinformation: presentation and introduction booklet including real life examples and group exercises for your classroom.
Available in all EU languages

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Games

Troll Factory

Troll Factory shows you first-hand how information operations work on social media. The goal of the game is to illustrate how fake news, emotive content and bot armies are utilized to affect moods, opinions and decision-making.
Available in English

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Games

Troll Island

Learn how to recognize online trolls.
Available in Armenian, Azeri, English and Georgian

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Films

Truman Show (1998)

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show. While critically portraying the role of modern media (even before the rise of the Internet), the film plays with themes such as human autonomy and reality.

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Games

Tsantsar

Tsantsar is a digital literacy game focused on safety and data protection designed for adults.

Available only in Armenian

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Podcasts

Ukrainian Spaces

What matters for Ukrainians discussed by the Ukrainians. Amplifying their voices and topics important to them.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

UNESCO resources

Media Information Literacy Tools for Teachers offered by UNESCO.
Available in multiple languages

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Teaching Tools

UNESCO: Think critically, click wisely!

A comprehensive guide by UNESCO Media and information literate citizens: Think critically, click wisely! is a curriculum for educators and learners. 2021 edition.

Available in English

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Games

Verif!cation Quiz Bot

Series of quizzes posted daily on Twitter.
Available in English

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Teaching Tools

Very Verified

Online course on Media Literacy developing critical thinking. It’s available in 3 different learning modules, and covers topics such as media landscape, types of media, social media and disinformation and manipulation. Developed by IREX.
Available in English, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian

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Films

Wag the Dog (1997)

This comedy is about a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer, who shortly before an election join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert de Niro, Willie Nelson, Kirsten Dunst and Woody Harrelson.

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Podcasts

War on Truth

What’s fake, what’s real? Stories from the information war over Ukraine. BBC disinformation reporter Marianna Spring speaks to people caught up in the battle for the truth. Podcast by BBC Radio 4.
Available in English

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Fact-checking Tools

WeVerify Verification Plugin

An open source platform aiming to engage communities and citizen journalists alongside newsroom and freelance journalists for collaborative, decentralised content verification, tracking, and debunking. Accessible from your browser.

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Podcasts

Wind of Change

8-part miniseries on the “Wind of Change” by the Scorpions. Namely, whether it was a plot by the CIA to undermine the Soviet Union. A highly enjoyable and professionally narrated entertainment.
Available in English

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Podcasts

Голос Америки (Voice of America in Russian)

News podcast on current affairs in Russia and beyond.
Available in Russian

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Podcasts

Кавачай (Kavachay)

Ukrainian journalist Anna Filimonova and Russian journalist Aleksey Ponomaryov discuss what is happening in Ukraine and Russia.
Available in Russian

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Podcasts

Текст недели (Text of the Week)

Meduza’s podcast discussing most notable Meduza’s text of the week. Here you can hear the voices of the characters, a conversation with the author, details that were not included in the text, and music specially written for this story.
Available in Russian

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Podcasts

Что Нового (What’s new)

Novaya Gazeta’s podcast about major events in Russia and around the world. The podcast has been suspended, but it is still possible to listen to the old episodes.
Available in Russian

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Podcasts

Что случилось (What happened)

Meduza’s news podcast. Comes out Monday-Friday. Each issue is dedicated to one topic, rather than all events of the day. Host journalist Vladislav Gorin and his guests.
Available in Russian

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