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A recent study into disinformation in Belgium, The Netherlands and Spain revealed that a primary strategy for combatting the spread of disinformation is the implementation of educational programs and citizen training.
This study, carried out in the context of the EU supported SMILES project, investigated the overall situation of digital media literacy education in these countries and found that many of these strategies are supported by government bodies. However, lack of policy, continuity and dependence on individual, once-off initiatives remain pressing challenges.
The SMILES project’s researc...
SMILES is an international project where six organisations from three countries are collaborating to develop and test innovative approaches to combating the spread of fake news. The project is led by KB, the National Library of the Netherlands and the other partners are the Institute of Sound and Vision and The Hague University of Applied Sciences from the Netherlands, Fundación Goteo/Platoniq from Spain, and Public Libraries 2030 and the Media and Learning Association both of whom will focus on the situation in Belgium.
SMILES is an Erasmus+ supported project with three specific intellectual o...
Workshops for fighting fake news
Truth and disinformation are becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish. The corona crisis has made this problem even more visible. With the SMILES project (Innovative MethodS for Media & Information Literacy Education involving Schools and LibrarieS), which has received funding from the European Union, organisations in three European countries are therefore joining forces to develop new methods for media and information literacy.
Safe and digital
Libraries, media literacy organisations and research institutes from the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain are participating in this project. The K...