Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020): MEDIA EDUCATION – Studi, ricerche e buone pratiche
Articles

Fake news e forme di dialogo online e offline: diventare resilienti attraverso la Media Literacy

Valerio Ferro Allodola
Ateneo Telematico “eCampus”
Published June 26, 2020
Keywords
  • fake news,
  • online and offline violence,
  • resiliency,
  • media literacy

Abstract

Moving from the definition of fake news and its application to the first studies in the field, especially in the Italian context, this paper aims at reflecting on violent forms of online and offline dialogue today, also referring to the recent spread of Covid-19, an extremely complex situation in which we have been able to “touch closely” the importance of having access to true and reliable information to adopt adequate health behaviors. At the same time, this contribution intends to examine how to promote users’ awareness of responsible use of the internet and their resilience through Media Literacy, by referring to national and international training initiatives, studies and research on the topic.