Reality Check: The Game
These fast, fun and engaging activities provide teens and adults with the opportunity to test their skills and learn new authentication techniques.
On the internet, it can be hard to tell what’s true and what’s false—but we have to make a lot of decisions based on how reliable we think things are. In Reality Check, you’ll learn how to find clues like finding where a story originally came from and comparing it to other sources, as well as how to use tools like fact-checking sites and reverse image searches.
In each mission, you’ll be presented with a story on your social network feed that might be entirely true, entirely false, or somewhere in between. To find out, click on the different parts of the page where you see a magnifying glass. Once you’ve seen all the clues, you can decide how reliable you think it is and how to respond to it.
Because fact-checking shouldn’t be a chore, each scenario is designed to be played in 15 minutes or less. The game can be played in any internet browser on computers or mobile devices.
Each mission matches one of the Reality Check topics:
- News You Can Use
- Authentication and Citizenship
- Getting the Goods on Science and Health
- Authentication 101
- We Are All Broadcasters