One of the greatest current societal challenges is the online proliferation of disinformation, misinformation, and ‘fake news’.

Exposure to false or misleading information increases the likelihood that individuals will believe potentially harmful information.

As such OMEDIALITERACY brings together four leading European universities to identify existing knowledge about the effects of disinformation in Europe, to compare media literacy policies in Austria, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, and to propose best practices to counter disinformation.

The sole responsibility for any content supported by the European Media and Information Fund lies with the author(s) and it may not necessarily reflect the positions of the EMIF and the Fund Partners, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the European University Institute.