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A campaign helps the elderly uncover hoaxes

The educational campaign Old Age Touches Everyone runs until December.

The educational campaign Staroba sa nás dotýka (Old Age Touches Everyone) warns seniors citizens in Slovakia against online threats and disinformationThe educational campaign Staroba sa nás dotýka (Old Age Touches Everyone) warns seniors citizens in Slovakia against online threats and disinformation (Source: SOCIA)

A glossary of words is also published online.

The educational campaign Staroba sa nás dotýka (Old Age Touches Everyone) launched by the SOCIA foundation, cautions seniors citizens in Slovakia against online threats and teaches them how to detect hoaxes.

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“We think older people are able to check information, but we must speak with them about this topic and show our support,” said Vladislav Matej of SOCIA, as quoted in a press release.

The campaign was launched in mid-November. A series of workshops on media literacy and disinformation for senior citizens will follow in March 2020.

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