Debunked

New for 2021, the Debunked project will develop and deliver Data Literacy workshops for adults.

This is a public workshop that aims to give people the data literacy skills to recognise misinformation when they see it. Find out more HERE  

Have you ever shared an article or meme on Whatsapp or Facebook that you believed to be true, and later realised it was “fake news”? In this time of information overload, it’s an easy mistake to make, and it has happened to most of us.

In this workshop we will explore how we assess information which we encounter in everyday life and give people some skills to recognise misinformation when they see it. These skills form part of a larger set which we call data literacy skills.

Data literacy skills are the tools we can use to correctly interpret information and recognise misleading information when we see it. In today’s ever more data and visual-driven worlds, these skills are crucial. However, they are rarely taught to most of us. In an effort to tackle this universal problem ADAPT in partnership with Trinity’s Grand Canal Innovation District  are running an informative, fun, and engaging public event to help people uncover these incidents of “fake news”.

  
Sounds Great When’s The Next One?

We will be hosting the next workshop on the 21st September. You can sign up here.

How will it work?

In line with current government guidelines, this workshop will take place over Zoom. The workshop will be a mix of activities and discussions. 

We will apply data literacy skills by looking at common examples of misleading information in this workshop. We will take the example of misleading information used in Irish social history and its impact. We will also discuss examples from other areas (e.g. climate change, science communication, etc.)

What do I need to take part?

You don’t need to have any background in misinformation, data literacy,  Irish history, or even much practice with social media. We want to talk to people who are concerned about whether they’re seeing the full picture, have an interest in how to tell fact from fiction or just curious about the whole thing! 

Why should I do this?

  • You’ll learn how to assess, analyse and interpret data – an important 21st Century skill
  • You’ll hear the truth about Ireland’s links with the slave trade 
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Who is providing this?

Experts in computer science and social history from ADAPT, the SFI Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology, and Trinity College Dublin are running these workshops

This project, called Debunked, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Trinity College Dublin is supporting this through their new Trinity East campus and planned development as part of the Grand Canal Innovation District.

Please email anne.kearns@adaptcentre.ie if you have any questions or would like to join.

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