Prepare Your Students to Recognize Disinformation With the “Bad News” Game

Game Hopes to Inoculate Kids Against Disinformation as They Build Their Own Fake News Empire

As much of a fan as I am of the many wonderful things the Internet and World Wide Web have made possible, I am equally disheartened by the various downsides of this invasive digital realm. Cyber attacks, malware, misinformation, astroturfing, cyber bullying, social media driven anxiety and depression, and so on. This stuff bums me out.

Sometimes when I get frustrated with the bad stuff, I find myself searching “good news”, just to explore some of the wonderful sites out there that share positive news and content. This is so important as a counter to the dreck and fear that today's traditional media feeds us.

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