A "meme" competition to tackle fake news [fr]
The President identified the fight against fake news as one of France’s priorities.
The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs underlined it on the occasion of an international conference on democracies facing the manipulation of information on 4 April 2018 : "The dissemination of reliable, verified and sound information while respecting the pluralism of opinions, poses a challenge for democracy."
The Maltese agency dedicated to youth Aġenzija Żgħażagħ organises a meme competition on fake news with the aim of informing the public and particularly the youth on the dangers of sharing non-verified informations. The French Embassy in Malta supports this initiative.
Memes are pictures massively reproduced and shared on the internet, often in a parodic way. For this competition, participants are asked to create an orginal, insightful and funny meme, underlining the effects of fake news dissemination.
Participants must be between 13 to 30 years of age and are requested to send their meme by email along with their name and surname : firstname.lastname@example.org.
All entries must be received by 27th April 2018.
More information on the competition : http://www.agenzijazghazagh.gov.mt/News/803/.