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19 November 2020

Heard of #deepfake but don't know what it is all about?

Do you think you can tell the difference between real and fake?

Navigating what we see online and social media isn't as easy as it used to be so BBC My World has investigating some of the latest techniques.

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16 November 2020

Report Harmful Content is provided by UK Safer Internet Centre and operated by SWGfL.

UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading organisations with one mission - to promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people. The partnership was appointed by the European Commission as the Safer Internet Centre for the UK in January 2011 and is one of 31 Safer Internet Centres in the Insafe network.

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26 October 2020

GO VIRAL! is a 5-minute game that helps protect you against COVID-19 misinformation. You’ll learn about some of the most common strategies used to spread false and misleading information about the virus. Understanding these tricks allows you to resist them the next time you come across them online.

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19 October 2020

This version of ‘So you got naked online…’ is a resource that helps and advises young people who may find themselves in a situation where they (or a friend) have put a sexting image or video online and have lost control over that content and who it’s being shared with.

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16 October 2020

Online activity.

A troll is an inauthentic social media account. Often created to spread misinformation and distrust, trolls have been deployed on every major social media platform. This quiz tests users’ ability to identify which accounts are genuine and which are professional trolls. Along the way, advice is provided for what to look for and how to be a better consumer and producer of social media.

All of the accounts and posts used in this quiz, both the genuine accounts and the trolls, have been taken directly from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Nothing has been changed.

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