Digital.Truth develops a workshop format, which provides adults, particularly teachers and parents, knowledge and competences to address and counter disinformation as well as conspiracy theories online. Digital.Truth strengthens their media literacy and sensitizes them to disinformation and conspiracy related risks for societies, democracies, and their personal lives.
The target group will recognize patterns of conspiracy theory narratives and underlying networks nurturing and benefiting from disinformation and distrust in our governance systems, in an effort to systematically dismantle our democracies and free societies. It empowers the target group to raise their voice on the internet and be part of a virulent digital (civil) society.
The project has a transgenerational approach.
Notably, 20 youth and young adults between 17-29 years will be developed as trainers for the workshops. The workshops also offer space for a transgenerational exchange between participants and the trainers.
The young trainers will facilitate 20 workshops all across Germany, face-to-face, but also in a digital format to reach around 400 participants.
The workshop format and all learning materials will be available for multipliers online and ready for download free of charge. The project will run a social media campaign addressing the target group on the social media channels like Twitter and Instagram.
Updated November 2022