Fake news, Covid-19 and digital literacy: Do what the experts do – Gianfranco Polizzi

25 06 2020

Recent political elections and campaigns on the one hand, and the current Covid-19 crisis on the other, have signalled that the general public, both in the UK and beyond, needs digital literacy to navigate the complex information environment in which we live. Read the rest of this entry »





We need to promote children’s and adults’ media literacy… Of course, but how? – Gianfranco Polizzi

1 11 2019

I was recently asked to respond to a presentation on Australian children’s news media literacy at LSE. Shortly after, I participated in a roundtable on news literacy and disinformation, organised by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Read the rest of this entry »





Tackling fake news: towards a new approach to digital literacy – Gianfranco Polizzi

25 05 2017

The recent proliferation of fake news is undoubtedly a matter of concern. Not that it never existed before – think of the United States’ decision to invade Iraq in 2003, justified by misinformation around the latter’s possession of weapons of mass destruction. Read the rest of this entry »