Session 7

How To beat fake news: advanced verifiability skills with Wikimedia

Stefan Lutschinger, Associate Lecturer in Digital Publishing, Middlesex University London

This workshop introduces the Wikipedia Education Program, Wikimedia’s Campus Ambassador Program at Middlesex University and student work using Wikimedia projects. Learn how to enhance academic practice with Wikipedia assignments, develop advanced verifiability skills with Wikidata, Wikisource and Commons, book free training for staff and apply for Wikimedia’s grant scheme.

Key words:
Fake news, post truth, post democracy, psychometrics, data-driven psychology, echo chamber, verifiability, digital literacy skills, big data, online transparency