BUSINESS: By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News Publisher
November 24, PRLEAP.COM Media News
“Today, disinformation poses a global threat both to democracy and public health,” said Dietmar Pichler, a disinformation awareness advocate, Media Literacy trainer, and initiator #DisinfoDay (Twitter @dietmarpichler1).
The co-founder of the Center for Digital Media Literacy (zentrumsocialmedia.com), and political advisor at Unlimited Democracy (unlimiteddemocracy.com); sees Media Literacy as the only “vaccine” against disinformation: “I am very happy that we are proclaiming the first Worldwide Disinformation Awareness Day on November 27th under the umbrella of Unlimited Democracy in order to raise awareness of this extremely important issue. “
What is Disinformation?
Disinformation refers to false information that is intentionally spread with the intention of harming a group, nation, person, or organization. Misinformation, on the other hand, is information that is not intended to be spread.
Unlimited Democracy founder Anna Pattermann (Twitter @PattermannAnna):
“Where disinformation dominates, democracy comes under pressure. This day is another important step towards defending democracy, which is something that concerns me as a Ukrainian. “
Although we will not be in a position to stop all of this, our collective effort should be to address the problem as best as possible. Media Literacy is the most effective defense weapon in this “information warfare”.