- Cambridge University has launched a new online game that educates players on the dangers of fake news by plunging them into a world of misinformation.
- The aim behind it is to stop the spread of fake news by pre-bunking it.
- The game takes just ten minutes to play and runs you through four short levels that expose the top manipulation techniques witnessed in today’s online world.
It’s not always easy to tell real news apart from fake news, especially in a world where misinformation trends faster than facts. However, a new game by Cambridge University called Harmony Square wants to change that status quo by getting ahead of the problem — or ‘pre-bunking’ fake news.
“Trying to debunk misinformation after it has spread is like shutting the barn door after the horse has bolted. By pre-bunking, we aim to stop the spread of fake news in the first place,” said