Defining Mis- and Disinformation: A Toolkit for Teaching & Instilling Critical Thinking Skills

Today, with technology making information more accessible than ever before, we are facing a challenge. This surge of disinformation, often fueled by malicious entities aiming to harm individuals, destabilize nations, sow mistrust, and damage the foundations of a free and democratic society, poses a significant concern. People of all ages, especially many of our students, are bombarded with mis- and disinformation, often lacking the media literacy tools to effectively discern fact from fiction.