I have created two infographics to educate college students about mis/disinformation.
I choose to use infographics because, as students, we tend to read too many long articles and book chapters to get the information we need. When the opportunity to explain something differently arose, I chose a format that included graphics and shortened, to-the-point information that was easier for students to consume.
When it comes to mis and disinformation, college students are constantly dealing with multiple websites that can be unfamiliar while trying to find the information needed for research. Therefore I thought it was important for other students to know there are easy ways to identify what type of information we see (misinformation/disinformation) and tools to work with it to dig further into its origin.
Using these tips, students can quickly identify the information and form their own opinions on whether to trust it.
I used multiple resources to compile these infographics. They are S.I.F.T. Method, Lateral Reading, Just Add Wikipedia, Twelve Ways to Spot a Bot, Search the History of an Image, and Verification Handbook.
The best way to share these infographics would be on social media posts, where students tend to be active, and the reach will be larger.