Information and its use are essential elements within society and media culture since they help us understand what is happening around us. On the other hand, however, a series of information disturbances are spreading around due to the circulation of false and deliberately misleading information. The “fake news” label has entered (not only) the political de-bate and the attention for the methods of online information ac-quisition highlights a growing concern about the impact of digital platforms on democratic and social life. In fact, the degree of vul-nerability of companies, institutions and individuals to manipula-tion by malicious media actors still needs to be studied. This contribution presents the results of an exploratory survey, carried out using social networks, involving 290 teenagers. The sur-vey was aimed at detecting the relationship that teenagers have with fake news, their habits on the net, their ability to distinguish be-tween true news and false news, as well as to identify strategies and tools implemented by the school to develop critical & creative skills to recognize fake news. The results, although not to be gen-eralized, are comforting and surprising.

G Compagno, & G Cappuccio (2020). L’ILLUSIONE DEL SAPERE: L’UNIVERSO DELLE FAKE NEWS. UN’INDAGINE ESPLORATIVA CON GLI ADOLESCENTI. METIS, 210-234 [10.30557/MT00120].

L’ILLUSIONE DEL SAPERE: L’UNIVERSO DELLE FAKE NEWS. UN’INDAGINE ESPLORATIVA CON GLI ADOLESCENTI

G Compagno;G Cappuccio
2020

Abstract

Information and its use are essential elements within society and media culture since they help us understand what is happening around us. On the other hand, however, a series of information disturbances are spreading around due to the circulation of false and deliberately misleading information. The “fake news” label has entered (not only) the political de-bate and the attention for the methods of online information ac-quisition highlights a growing concern about the impact of digital platforms on democratic and social life. In fact, the degree of vul-nerability of companies, institutions and individuals to manipula-tion by malicious media actors still needs to be studied. This contribution presents the results of an exploratory survey, carried out using social networks, involving 290 teenagers. The sur-vey was aimed at detecting the relationship that teenagers have with fake news, their habits on the net, their ability to distinguish be-tween true news and false news, as well as to identify strategies and tools implemented by the school to develop critical & creative skills to recognize fake news. The results, although not to be gen-eralized, are comforting and surprising.
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G Compagno, & G Cappuccio (2020). L’ILLUSIONE DEL SAPERE: L’UNIVERSO DELLE FAKE NEWS. UN’INDAGINE ESPLORATIVA CON GLI ADOLESCENTI. METIS, 210-234 [10.30557/MT00120].
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