Launching content on TV and online that teaches fake news resistance, implementation of programmes in schools and universities
We are launching a project called Noodles, basically it is a fact-checking service. It will have an app inside Russian social networks where one could verify information. At any rate, we are addressing this issue together with fact-checkers and media. At the same time, as we are launching this service, we see the demand from the audiences to make it interactive somehow — Vladimir Tabak, General Director, Dialogue ANO; General Director, Dialogue Regions ANO.
Critical thinking needs to be stimulated and, subsequently, so does network thinking. First, I believe schools and universities need digital hygiene programmes, fact-checking programmes that teach how to tell fake news from real news. The rest of the population should be addressed through media platforms — Kristina Potupchik, President, Open New Democracy Fund (FUND).
When the military operation began fake news started pouring in. Ministry of Education immediately launched special lessons, including lessons on fake news. They are supposed to give skills on figuring out what is really going on, a minimal skill set. It is obviously not enough. Starting this school year, from 5 September we are introducing ‘Lessons That Matter’: lessons, where we are going to explain the basics of media literacy. We are going to promote media literacy from the very early age — Anton Nazarov, Advisor to the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation.