DEE-Brief #1: How Effective Are Media Literacy Interventions at Countering Misinformation in the Global South?
Media literacy interventions are an increasingly popular approach to countering the spread of misinformation. Yet, until recently, the evidence base for assessing their effectiveness in Global South countries has been limited. This Democratic Erosion Evidence Brief (DEE-Brief), based on a longer report, identifies, reviews, and synthesizes the results from nine recent randomized control trials of media literacy interventions conducted in the Global South to produce actionable policy recommendations.
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Interventions to Counter Misinformation: Lessons from the Global North and Applications to the Global South
Misinformation can undermine democracy, social cohesion, trust in institutions, and public health. Covering 155 studies, this evidence review highlights key lessons learned about the most effective interventions for countering misinformation around the world, while also highlighting gaps in the evidence base for certain interventions and geographic areas. The evidence review includes a database that researchers, practitioners, and policymakers can use to identify the evidence most relevant to the contexts and cases they care about.