Think Twice - media literacy tips for the Gen Z
Countering disinformation with video lessons in a TikTok format
Disinformation is spreading rapidly on the Internet - currently also about the terrorist attacks in Israel and their consequences. At the same time, social media is an important source of information, especially for young people. To avoid falling for false claims, they therefore need to be able to assess sources and recognize warning signals. But how do we best reach them to teach them this media literacy? The Think Twice project provides an answer.
The project at a glance
Goal: Strengthening the media skills of Gen Z
This project is designed to help effectively curb disinformation and strengthen media literacy, especially among the younger generation
Production of social media videos
The aim is to produce videos in a modern social media-ready format by and for digital natives. The videos will be offered as learning and teaching material and are thus also aimed at multipliers such as teachers. For the production of these videos, we will involve members of Gen Z in a community with a virtual newsroom, where they can participate in video conferences and workshops.
The project is coordinated by the German Press Agency dpa and brings together partners from several countries with extensive experience in teaching media literacy: Verificat from Spain, Faktabaari from Finland and Lie Detectors, which is based in Brussels and operates in several countries. The goal is to develop a toolkit that is transferable and applicable internationally.
Funding from the EU
The project is funded by the EU and will run until the end of September 2025.
Here you can find all videos published so far
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Fact-checking basics in a video format - right where Gen Z gets its information: that's Think Twice.
Teresa Dapp Head of dpa's fact-checking team
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