FATOS2U derives under the prism of the exposure of young citizens to large-scale disinformation, including misleading or outright false information.
FATOS2U aims at enabling young people with critical thinking enhancement and media literacy among them to strengthen democracy and fight manipulation, propaganda and fake news, as well as civic and responsible participation through fake news combat on issues of major social interest (e.g. such as COVID-19)
FATOS2U includes 6 partners (ASDPESO, CSI CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION, Xenios Polis, Culture, Science and Action, GRIPEN EUROPE, Compass – Beratung, Begleitung und Training Gemeinnützige, Mine Vaganti) from 6 different countries (Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Austria, Italy).
In this context, FATOS2U objectives are:
a) To enable youth to properly and ‘ethically’ navigate the modern news environment and make informed decisions
b) To empower young people and to raise their awareness on countering the effects of disinformation campaigns, fake news spreading through digital media on issues of significant and dominant interest of our society
c)To foster youth’s critical appreciation and understanding of the mass media inside a changing and increasingly complex media & news landscape
d) To define a clear and comprehensive training approach for tackling the spread and impact of online fake news in Europe, protecting European values and democratic systems and the right of youth to diverse and reliable information in regard to current situations
e) To set users-youth responsibilities according to a number of principles & in response with the specific roles of different actors (social platforms, news media and users, language used, etc)