SOMA’s video list: 10+ videos on digital news verification that you need to watch

Hello disinformation fighters!

With the help of the Observatory members we have gathered below a list of videos on digital news verification that are worth watching:

  • Media Literacy Week that was hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers Federation to promote digital and media literacy, encouraged Canadians of all ages to ‘Break the Fake’ by bringing back the house hippo, and shared a suite of resources that anyone can use to learn how to check whether something is true online. See more here.
  • Check out 4 ways to tell if something is true online. See more here.
  • Raise your media awareness by watching MediaSmarts’ video list here.
  • Take quizzes on your news literacy skills and learn tips from the News Literacy Project.
  • EAVI created an amazing video with a cartoon named Jack, in order to explain in a fun and simple way, what Media Literacy is all about and why it is essential in order to live freely and participate fully in society. See it here.
  • Media and Information Literacy – Critical-thinking, Creativity, Literacy, Intercultural, Citizenship, Knowledge and Sustainability (MIL CLICKS) is a way for people to acquire media and information literacy (MIL) competencies in their normal day-to-day use of the Internet and social media and to engage peer education in an atmosphere of browsing, playing, connecting, sharing, and socializing. See here UNESCO’s MIL CLICKS’ Social Media Innovation video.
  • Check out the Fact Checker’s guide for detecting fake news.
  • The Internet is increasingly populated with false and misleading videos — spread by politicians, advocacy groups and others — viewed by millions. Some video is taken out of context; other content is deceptively edited or, in the worst instances, deliberately altered. See here how to spot a manipulated video.
  • How is it possible to choose your news Damon Brown? See here.
  • This video is helping students identify fake news with the Five C’s of critical consuming: context, credibility, construction, corroboration and compare. See more here.
  • With this video series, you can learn more about interpreting and evaluating information online, whether you are reading an article, watching a video, or using social media. See the videos here.
  • Have you ever shared something online that ended up being fake? Check how you can fact-check the Internet here.

As the European Commission states ‘with the rapid rise of digital technology it is important to ensure everyone can understand and engage with digital media. Media literacy is vital for economic growth and job creation. Digital technologies are a key driver of competitiveness and innovation in the media, information, and communication technology sectors.’ See more on the Commission’s role on Media Literacy here.