Bad News

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The game

From fake news to chaos! How bad are you? Drop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate.Get as many followers as you can! The online game helps users build a pretend fake news profile while growing a pretend follower account and monitoring a credibility meter. The game walks users through the process of creating a fake news empire, from the first tweets to creating a “news” blog. Bad News awards users with six different badges, each in tactics that fake news outlets commonly use to disseminate false information, including impersonation, emotional exploitation, and polarization.


Theme

Active citizenship
Media
Fake News

 

Background

Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media.This false information is mainly distributed by social media, but is periodically circulated through mainstream media.Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase readership, online sharing, and Internet click revenue. In the latter case, it is similar to sensational online "clickbait" headlines and relies on advertising revenue generated from this activity, regardless of the veracity of the published stories. Intentionally misleading and deceptive fake news differs from obvious satire or parody, which is intended to amuse rather than mislead its audience.

 

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Dignity W@rld is a place for online serious games about human rights and our wolrd. You can discover global issues, you can learn new things trough playing games and you can share your thoughts with a multicultural community of players.

Dignity W@rld was established by a cooperation of NGOs from different European countries with the support of the Erasmus+ Program. Associazione Attiva-Mente from Italy, La Asociación Cazalla Intercultural from Spain, Agencija Lokalne Demokracije Osijek form Croatia, Seiklejate Vennaskond from Estonia, Emberség Erejével Alapítvány from Hungary. Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. ID number: 2016-3-HU02-KA205-002083

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