In Finnland lernen die Kinder in der Schule, wie sie Hoaxes, Fakes und Desinformationen im Internet erkennen können. Und zwar so erfolgreich, dass andere Länder nun VertreterInnen schicken, um von den Finnen zu lernen (via martinfehrensen auf Twitter und edition.cnn.com):
„As the trolling ramped up in 2015, President Sauli Niinisto called on every Finn to take responsibility for the fight against false information. A year later, Finland brought in American experts to advise officials on how to recognize fake news, understand why it goes viral and develop strategies to fight it. The education system was also reformed to emphasize critical thinking.
Although it’s difficult to measure the results in real-time, the approach appears to be working, and now other countries are looking to Finland as an example of how to win the war on misinformation.
“It’s not just a government problem, the whole society has been targeted. We are doing our part, but it’s everyone’s task to protect the Finnish democracy,” Toivanen said, before adding: “The first line of defense is the kindergarten teacher.” (…)
Finland also has long tradition of reading – its 5.5 million people borrow close to 68 million books a year and it just spent $110 million on a state-of-the-art library, referred to lovingly as “Helsinki’s living room.” Finland has the highest PISA score for reading performance in the EU.“
Update vom 5.2.2020, The Guardian: How Finland starts its fight against fake news in primary schools