Digital Citizenship

Description of Audio: Here I have answered questions about disinformation.

Here were the following questions and answers to the questions:

  1. What is disinformation (Fake News)? Disinformation, in other words, fake news, is false data, which is aiming to delude, particularly publicity issued by a government organization to a rival control or the media.
  2. How does disinformation impact a community? Disinformation can influence a community by spreading lies or rumours that can make others look down on them which can cause numerous issues.
  3. Give an example/share an experience of how disinformation impacted you or a community. I remember when my brother watched the movie 2012, he got terrified. 2012 is a movie which is about apocalyptic calamities that were threatening to decimate humankind. I was about 3 years old when this movie came out, but my brother watched it with my family one year before 2012. So, my brother was very scared and when he talked about it in class everybody would say, “that will happen, I am so sure of it”. But then it became a rumour, some said that it won’t happen, some said that it will happen. So, when it was 2012 my brother was scared throughout the whole year thinking that everyone will die anytime soon, but when the year ended, he realized that he should not believe everything he sees, especially believe a fictional event in a movie. Meaning that the movie is not based on a true story or event.
  4. How would you help your fellow classmates identify and stop the spread of disinformation? I would stop and think before I share disinformation with my fellow classmates. I would check the source of the information. If the source where the information is stored is unknown or that nobody heard of or used, it is most likely to be an illegal source or a source with false information. If the source of information makes me feel emotional when I read it, I should not spread it because it may be a source of disinformation.