September 2022

Judging Fact from Fiction: Combating False and Misleading Digital Content

The amount of information in circulation has exploded. But have our critical faculties kept pace? At the High-Level Roundtable on Combating False and Misleading Digital Content, two leading experts discussed new evidence – and the challenge still ahead. Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills and special adviser on education to the secretary general at the Organisation of Co-operation and Development (OECD), brought new data on children’s ability to distinguish fact from fiction in an age of information saturation and fake news. Eva Maydell, member of the European Parliament (European People’s Party, Bulgaria), discussed the legislative challenge ahead – and the tools at our disposal for improving media-literacy training in schools and mentoring a new generation of digital citizens.

Watch the Presentations and High-Level Roundtable (75 minutes)

Download Andreas Schleicher Presentation