Fake It To Make It

Duration: 30 min
Number of players: 1-2
Materials: Online Link
Link: https://fakeittomakeit.de/

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Short Description

Fake It To Make It is a simulation-style game where players take on the role of someone creating and distributing fake news for profit. Players learn how misinformation is created, spread, and emotionally targeted, and leave better prepared to be skeptical of misinformation that they encounter in the future.

Educational Value

  • Develop personal and professional skills –communication, strategy, reflection, learning about new perspectives, tolerance, diversity, critical thinking
  • Knowledge about Fake News and the mechanism behind it

Recommendations for use

  • For people of all age
  • Can be used as a support in a teaching unit with a focus on media education

Tips and Tricks

How to adapt game for different groups, topics, occasions/needs: The game can be used as an icebreaker for a discussion with a focus on media and fake news
Feedback questions
What can I learn from this activity?
Which strategy worked best?
What competences can you develop through this game? 
How do you recognize fake news? 
What do I know about the importance of good journalism?
Did you experience the power of media/fake news?
Further discussion topics

  • Manipulation
  • Media
  • Journalism