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Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations
Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations

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3.1 Information, misinformation, disinformation

There are many kinds of false information some of which are outlined below. Click the following labels in Interactive Figure 9 to reveal the answer. When clicking on the top hexagonal shapes, you may need to scroll down slightly to see the information box (that appears below the image) on your screen.

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Figure 9 (interactive): Different types of false information
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While you can’t avoid false information, you can read more widely, talk to people outside your circles and read mainstream reputable news sources, to burst your filter bubbles. At the end of this session, you will find lots of resources to explore and quizzes you can try on how to recognise deep fakes, misinformation and propaganda.

You can also use your thinking and questioning skills to help you evaluate the quality of the information and to make good decisions for you. Let’s look at some tips and tricks for doing this.