Digital competences are the main key when it comes to tackle “fake news”. But which competences are necessary and why do they need to be fostered in young people?
Being a citizen in todays hyperconnected era means to be constantly exposed to an outstanding volume of information, addressed to and customized for us through our personal devices. At the same time the citizen himself is the source of a continuous stream of data and information that contributes to the design and the proficiency of this digital habitat.
Therefore, digital competences are becoming more and more important to empower young people to raise their awareness and critical approach to online content.
The most important measure against the spreading of disinformation and fake news is to foster the ability to exercise critical thinking by combining competences and knowledge with values and attitudes.