Essentially, all media today is digital. Therefore, when we talk about digital media education, we really mean media education.
If you haven’t developed a strong sense of digital media literacy, you are certainly more likely to fall into misinformation.
In general, people who are not very proficient in media are not aware of this fact. They think they are doing perfectly well.
The Dunning Kruger effect basically states that the less you know about something, the more sure you know enough about it.
I think most people who are not media literate will say, “Yeah, I have a perfect media mastery,” right, so how do you get people to change that behavior?
Members of their community need to show them the value and importance of having media knowledge.
It shows that different publications have different biases, if not outright, different areas of interest, different perspectives they take, they are made up of different people. You get the core beliefs of people that where you get your information is intentionally misleading you, and that’s a very difficult conversation to have.
People are not going to change their behavior just because they think it’s a good idea. At least not generally, they will change their behavior because they see other people in the communities who care about changing their behavior for a reason that resonates with them.