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The Fake News Game & Lab's Contribution to Parliamentary Inquiry

last modified Mar 20, 2018 03:37 PM

Dr. van der Linden and Jon Roozenbeek (in collaboration with DROG) have released "The Fake News Game" (www.fakenewsgame.org) worldwide today in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. The game lets players step into the shoes of a fake news producer. Players earn bad badges along the way to master the techniques (e.g. polarization, conspiracies). The researchers hope that the game will help create mental antibodies and inoculate the public against fake news.

 

The Cambridge Press Release can be found here

Read coverage about the game in The BBC, the Guardian and The Times

Watch Jon Roozenbeek explain the game on CNN

Watch Dr. van der Linden explain the game on Reuters

Listen on CBC, NPR, and BBC World News

The Fake News Game can be played for free at: www.fakenewsgame.org

Based on the research, Dr. van der Linden and Jon Roozenbeek were invited to lead a written submission of evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry on Fake news, which has been published and can be accessed here.