In Kerala, the state with 100% literacy, a course in schools and colleges to promote digital literacy

Three years ago, government schools in Kerala made headlines for introducing a course on dealing with fake news.

Now the state has announced a five-step digital media literacy programme titled Satyameva Jayate.

The salient points:

  • What is wrong information?
  • Why does it spread fast?
  • What precautions should be adopted by social media users?
  • How do those who spread fake news profit from them?
  • What steps can citizens take to deal with fake news?

Screenshot: courtesy The Indian Express

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