Make headlines as a cunning fake news creator in this social impact game. Information sheet helps educators use the game in class.
In this game at https://www.getbadnews.com/#play you take on the role of fake news-monger. Drop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate. But keep an eye on your ‘followers’ and ‘credibility’ meters. Your task is to get as many followers as you can while slowly building up fake credibility as a news site. But watch out: you lose if you tell obvious lies or disappoint your supporters!
The game, developed by DROG, is intended for use in education and scientific research. The target age group of this game is 15-35. While the creators do not wish to prohibit anyone under or over that age from playing, the game does include some themes that may be interpreted as sensitive, especially to people under 15.
DROG develops programs and courses and conducts research aimed at recognizing disinformation, especially online. It is a multidisciplinary team of academics, journalists and media-experts all over Europe.
Information sheet helps educators use the game in class and provides details, backgrounds and additional information.