Inclusive and equitable quality education
These measures are our contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 4 of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
It's all fake In reality, Barack Obama never said anything like that about his successor. The video is a “deep fake” – videos in which people's faces are transposed and their voices overlaid. That way you can make people say and do anything – even things they would never say or do. That can have dire consequences for the people involved, and even influence the outcome of elections. There are lots of opportunities on the internet for us to be influenced, such as deep fakes, fake news and social bots . And it’s not easy to identify them. We need to learn to not only read the news itself, but to pay attention to other things as well: Who is the sender? Is the source reputable? In short: We need media literacy. However, this involves more than just distinguishing between “true” and “false”. For instance, we need to know how to navigate the internet, protect our data from unauthorized access, and to not post anything that others could take advantage of. In short, we need to learn the skills to ensure that that the internet enriches our everyday lives instead of being a burden.
visitors learned about media literacy, digital democracy, and fake news at the IFA technology fair.
Stop by and join in At IFA 2019 in Berlin, the world’s largest entertainment trade fair, we tried an experiment: Our booth featured not only new products and services, but also addressed digital participation and media literacy. On each day of the event, exciting workshops on “Digital democracy”, “Banishing trolls”, and “Recognizing fake news” were held. Added to this were talks with experts on the stage. The experiment was a success – and it obviously struck a nerve: 665 visitors took advantage of the opportunity to listen in, despite the fact that none of them had come to the fair for those topics.