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Conspiracy Theories : Key elements and Mechanisms

Learning about disinformation and fact checking Sharing and forming opinions Video Website Youngsters (13-18 years) Adults (18+)

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This tool is designed as a pedagogical tool at the service of facilitators, educators and teachers. This website is a media education tool that invites people to decode and debate conspiracy theories. Through 14 thematic capsules and 6 exercise capsules, this tool proposes to approach conspiracy theories under a critical and declined approach which also offers the opportunity to review our critical thinking in the face of traditional media.

This website proposes:  

 Different topics and backgrounds are covered by this tool:  

  •  Points in common between conspiracy theories  
  • Rumour, conspiracy theory and disinformation 
  • History of conspuracy theories 
  • Audiovisual language 
  • Conspiracy theory rhetoric 
  • Propaganda 

How to use it 

From the video playlist, the teacher and facilitator chooses his media education course. Either by downloading the videos or by broadcasting them online, the facilitator can get students and participants to react to the critical analysis of conspiracy theories. 

What you need 

From the site the paper booklet can be ordered on request from Média Animation asbl.