Title The European university in the fight against disinformation: an analysis of initiatives developed by a sample of higher education institutions (La universidad europea en la lucha contra la desinformación: un análisis de las iniciativas desarrolladas por una muestra de instituciones de educación superior)
External publication No
Means Cultura y Educacion
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 4
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.10000
SJR Impact 0.46600
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85141692643&doi=10.1080%2f11356405.2022.2121134&partnerID=40&md5=423b9f721dc99f975497c98d86ac9651
Publication date 08/11/2022
ISI 000881442100001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85141692643
DOI 10.1080/11356405.2022.2121134
Abstract This paper studies the role of European universities in the fight against disinformation, to observe the extent to which they meet the criteria established by the European Union (EU) in this area. To this end, content analysis is carried out on a sample of initiatives related to disinformation in 140 higher education institutions in Italy, the Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, Albania and Spain (countries participating in the European project ‘FakeSpotting’). For this purpose, a qualitative analysis tool was set up to systematize the exploratory study of the aforementioned initiatives and to report the conclusions on the treatment of the problem, as well as the degree of participation. Among the main results, it is concluded that approximately 40% of the institutions analysed act on the phenomenon, but that there is a notable disparity between countries. With respect to the actions, an assessment of the nature, thematic focus and level of agreement with the EU to address the phenomenon of disinformation is presented. © 2022 Fundacion Infancia y Aprendizaje.
Keywords critical thinking; disinformation; European Union; media literacy; university
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