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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.

    International partners

    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

    Should cola be banned? Watch the video from dpa.
    Can you believe AI?
    Explaining AI biases
    Watch the first video from our Finnish partner FaktaBaari.
    Here you can find the video from our Spanish partner Verificat.
    Videos in Dutch


    Think Twice: zou het echt zo zijn dat cola in de EU verboden wordt?

    Ellen laat zien hoe jij nepnieuws kunt herkennen met 3 eenvoudige vragen. Heb jij ooit een video gedeeld en kwam je er later achter dat er niets van aan was? Deel het in de comments!

    Partners and initiators

    Supported and accompanied by

    EU Logo - Co-funded by the European UnionLogo von UseTheNewsLogo von FaktaBaariLogo von VerificatLie Detectors Logo
    Teresa Dapp, Redaktionsleiterin dpa-Faktencheck

    Fact-checking basics in a video format - right where Gen Z gets its information: that's Think Twice.

    Teresa Dapp Managing Director of dpa-infocom


    Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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