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Stay on top of your truth
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Stay on top of your truth

Sharpen your skills and be 1 step ahead of misinformation. Explore First Draft’s extensive free library of training content including online courses, toolkits and resources designed to help you to eradicate the spread of misinformation. Learn more here

Learn to Discern (L2D) – Media Literacy Training
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Learn to Discern (L2D) – Media Literacy Training

Learn to Discern is a program that aims to share their approach with individuals in order to help them create healthy habits for engaging with online information. The idea is to build resilience to mis and disinformation at a community level. This is done by empowering individuals and helping them to recognize and reject divisive...

How liars create the “illusion of truth”
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How liars create the “illusion of truth”

How do politicians and people in powerful positions get away with spreading false information and fake news? And why do ordinary people buy into these fake stories? Well as the saying goes “repeat the lie often enough and people will start to believe it’s the truth”. Here are the tactics liars use to manipulate us...

Are you in a social media bubble?
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Are you in a social media bubble?

Here’s how to break out of your social media echo chamber Social Media echo chambers can be dangerous because the algorithm only serves you what it thinks you’ll like and what you usually believe (based on past searches), so you’ll never see a different perspective. Read here to learn how to restore balance to your feed:

What can we learn from the pandemics of the past?
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What can we learn from the pandemics of the past?

From small pox in 1893 to the 1904 “Durban Plague” to the 1918 Spanish Flu to Covid-19 in 2020, South Africa has faced many scary viruses. Professor Philip Harrison, the South African research chair in spatial analysis and city planning at Wits’ Gauteng Regional City Observatory has done extensive research on past pandemics and believes...