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Path2Integrity | More than 200 college students from throughout Europe sort out pretend information

A Europe-wide workshop on Fake News with Rainer Wieland, Vice-President of the European Parliament goals to establish dependable info and encourage accountable motion.

April 7, 2021 – COBURG, MADRID – How are you able to distinguish dependable from false info? How are you able to recognise and fight pretend information? What characterizes severe and accountable analysis? These have been a few of the questions tackled by greater than 200 European highschool college students from Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Serbia, and Spain as a part of the Europe-wide venture Path2Integrity.

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The college students got here collectively in a workshop that includes the participation of Rainer Wieland, Vice-President of the European Parliament. It was organised by Prof. Dr Priess-Buchheit, Coburg University of Applied Sciences, and Katharina Miller, a lawyer from Madrid, to assist them study extra about pretend information and dependable info.

“It is critically important that students learn to assess the quality and veracity of information to which they may be exposed,” stated Priess-Buchheit. “This is especially important today as people and societies grapple with issues related to Covid, and science struggles to be heard and trusted in a sea of voices.”

In this worldwide workshop using revolutionary studying strategies, the scholars encountered and mentioned totally different pretend information challenges and examined concrete conditions during which pretend information had turn into an issue. Through reflection and energetic joint actions, they have been in a position to handle these points. In doing so, the scholars discovered how essential accountable analysis is to acquire dependable info.

Students shared what that they had discovered in an intensive dialogue with Rainer Wieland. Wieland, an skilled European politician, emphasised the central worth of media freedom and pluralism. Both are important pillars of recent democracy. “To support these pillars, we together must fight all forms of fake news”, he stated.

For extra info go to: www.path2integrity.eu.

Contact:
Rebecca Fischer, M.A.
Friedrich-Streib-Straße 2
96540 Coburg
rebecca.fischer@hs-coburg.de

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