Project Description

Anti-Rumour raises awareness regarding fake news and conspiracy theories with a focus on disinformation surrounding environmental awareness and social inclusion. The project addresses young people in particular, who are more familiar and present in social media and can quickly transform into active media producers rather than passive media consumers.

We all receive news actively or passively on a daily basis. Sometimes we scroll though and sometimes we linger a bit longer. But let’s take a moment to think.

Have you ever come across an analysis or article multiple times on social media which gave answers to social, or environmental challenges of our times such as climate change or certain aspects of human rights, however you found it hard to track the source or you identified that there was no scientific backup behind it?

Never before has it been so easy for any citizen or association of any kind to express their own opinions or create and disseminate news. And while on one side it is an expression of our right for freedom of speech, on the other, if used irresponsibly, this “power” might debilitate or even threaten rights of certain communities. The challenges that our global society has been facing in the last years have shown us more than once how misinformation can negatively affect important issues like climate change, immigration, public health policy resulting in distrust, weakening engagement in democratic processes, political institutions and weakening democracy itself. Therefore, the discernment of fake news and conspiracy theories becomes crucial to have well-informed citizens and to strengthen democracy and make it more resilient.

The Anti-Rumour is a project that seeks to provide citizens, particularly young people, the tools to analyse and differentiate truthful news from any kind of misinformation. More specifically its  main objectives are:

  • Give young people practical tools to identify and overcome disinformation as well as tackle fake news.
  • Enhance the participation of young people in democratic and civic life in partner countries.
  • Grow scientific trust and support as well as environmental crisis awareness to fight against climate change
  • Strengthen active citizenship by enabling young people to connect with civil society organisations and NGOs working on media literacy using the results of this project
  • Increase social inclusion and build on European values.

Through the achievement of these objectives, the Anti-Rumour project will help improve trust in democratic institutions, and protect democracy from multidimensional threats and strengthen European values such as inclusion, tolerance, justice, solidarity and non-discrimination.

In a world where the inflow of information is ongoing and constant, there is a crucial need for all citizens and especially young people to have knowledge and tools to discern different types of disinformation and not allow it to influence their way of thinking and decision-making.

Anti-Rumour responds to this need by accompanying youth in a journey that takes them through the process of understanding, analysing and dealing with misinformation through an easy and fun way.

Follow our website and social media to learn more and stay tuned. The fun has just started.


Anti-rumour Guidebook “How to diagnose conspiracy theories and how to deal with fake news”

The objectives of the guidebook are:

  • Raising awareness regarding the threats that conspiracizing holds, especially against young people/the climate/minorities;
  • Addressing the problems that young people face with misinformation related to environmental awareness, climate change, global warming and social inclusion;
  • Increasing awareness on the pedagogical benefits of media literacy to identify, diagnose and combat misinformation;
  • Helping youth connect the dots between phenomena such as fake news and conspiracy theories with the crisis that democratic and civic life in Europe is going through;
  • Identifying the negative impact that fake news and conspiracy theories have on a wide variety of human rights, including the rights to life, self-determination, development, food, public administrations, civil society organisations and individuals;
  • Involving more youth organisations who want to get involved in media literacy.

Not only will the building of these abilities contribute to building an informed generation that is capable of detecting and dismantling hoaxes, fake news and conspiracy theories, but they will also strengthen the resilience of democracy.

A toolkit to track down disinformation

This toolkit will consist in a collection of 15 tools that will help youth workers and young people to:

  • Identify conspiracy theories,
  • Identify their beginning,
  • Find out their creator/leader
  • Be able to discover which ones are the most frequent online and on social media.

Each tool will be presented by a 3-minute video where the aim and function of each tool will be explained.

One of the main aims of the toolkit is to be reader-friendly and easy to use. For this reason it will be accompanied with an instruction booklet to ensure that youth workers use it correctly and fully benefit from it.  The final element of this result consists in a quiz that the toolkit users may take to evaluate the acquired knowledge.

Serious game on literacy and against conspiracy

There are great benefits to including games in the learning process as they make learners more engaged and motivated. The Ant-Rumour Serious Game seeks to provide the learners with a “floor” to put in practice the knowledge they have acquired from the project’s guidebook and the toolkit.

The anti-Rumour Serious Game consists of a cooperative game that focuses on assessing learners’ skills and their ability to identify messages they came across in different types of media, analyse them objectively and understand what kind of information they are receiving.

In this game, you will be challenged in different ways and roles with questions that test your ability to discern and justify the reasoning behind your decisions regarding what you read or hear online. The players will be able to see how their negative answers affect the rest of the teammates and how the correction of trustworthy data changes the course of the game. These dynamics will support the development of skills in 2 main areas. First of all, media literacy will be enhanced through the dynamics of finding the information sources, exploring media, understanding bias and the using technology to create new work.  Secondly, the collaborative nature of the game will build and strengthen in the participants useful skills such as critical and creative thinking, teamwork, decision making, networking and conflict resolution.

Anti-rumour Learning Module

The fourth result consists of a learning module of four chapters that will teach youth organisations and youth workers how the guidebook, the toolkit and the serious game (results 1, 2 and 3) can be proven helpful to marginalized groups or the addressing of environmental challegenes. The main topics that will be addressed in the chapters of the module are environmental awareness, marginalised and underrepresented groups, features of the conspiracy theories and media literacy.



Stiftung Digitale Chancen

(Digital Opportunities Foundation) is a non-profit, operational foundation based in Berlin. Since 2002, it has been researching the social consequences of digitization and advocating equal opportunity access to the Internet for all people.

With numerous projects at national and European level, the foundation pursues the goal of digital inclusion, participation and equal opportunities, thus counteracting a digital divide in society.



DRAMBLYS is a non-profit organisation located in Spain that works for the promotion of social innovation. In DRAMBLYS we combine sociological imagination & inquiry with social creativity and design to approach, explore, and innovate solutions to contribute to sustainable development. Our main programmes and areas of expertise include programmes design and evaluation, data visualization and social innovation design, development and management. In DRAMBLYS the aim is to facilitate creative dialogues and co-create sustainable alternatives and so, to inspire new social entrepreneurs and community leaders & promote sustainable ways of living.

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