Taiwanese media is full of fake information. According to the V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) report by the University of Gothenburg in Sweden in 2021, Taiwan has been the champion of “disinformation” for nine consecutive years and is the country most frequently attacked by disinformation in the world. From 2023 onwards, the Taiwan government will invest 11.7 billion yuan, with the goal of enabling primary and secondary schools across the country to comprehensively promote the digital advancement program, so as to achieve "internet for every class and tablet for every student". The purpose of this policy is to strengthen students' ability to apply digital technology , but if children use it improperly, it will have the opposite effect. TW_tablet-scaled Photo Credit: Ministry of Education The Ministry of Education's "Promoting Digital Learning Improvement Plan for Primary and Secondary Schools", expecting to achieve the goal of "Internet for classes and tablets for students.
" While pursuing the popularization of the Internet and the digitalization of teaching, we also have to think about how to teach children to distinguish trustworthy news and news when the huge amount of false information on the Internet is sweeping the sky and covering the sky. The younger you are, the more likely you are to be a prime target for disinformation Scientific American, an American popular science magazine, reported that children are the main target of disinformation purveyors. According to a 2019 study by the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, children often start believing unsubstantiated conspiracy theories from the age of 14, and many contemporary Shadow Making teens have difficulty judging the meaning of online information. credibility.
Researchers at Stanford University also found in a 2016 study that more than 80 percent of middle school students would mistake "ads marked with sponsored content" for "news stories." Fake messages are often delivered to young internet users, leading them to misleading content. A Wall Street Journal investigation in 2018 also found that YouTube's algorithms offer personalized recommendations for different users, but they tend to recommend more extreme content than what users originally watched. , far-fetched video. For example, when researchers searched for "lunar eclipse", they were directed to a video that suggested "the earth is flat." More about this source textSource text required for additional translation information Send feedback Side panels