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Workshop Fake News

Why are people so easily fooled by fake news? How can we learn to recognize it in order to rob it of its power? This workshop gives students particular insight into the techniques and mechanisms at work behind the smoke and mirrors of fake news and clickbait.

Icoon met verbaasde emoticon, die reacties op nepnieuws symboliseert

During our Fake News workshop students take on the role of a fake news reporter and learn how Fake News is made. Once they understand the mechanisms of the trap, they are less likely to fall into it themselves.

Learning through doing. Students learn to recognize fake news by making it themselves. They walk a mile in the shoes of the fake news reporter by writing a fictional article following our guidelines and really placing this online to share with their friends and family. The students work in groups and compete for which article manages to lure the most people.

Sound & Vision at School and DROG

This workshop was created in cooperation with our partner DROG, authorities on the phenomenon of disinformation. 


  • Introduction to fake news
  • Editorial and writing fake news
  • Trolling and sharing fake news
  • Conclusion and discussion
Bord met 'Fake News'

Practical information

  • Suitable for: primary education, (NL) group 7/8, (UK) year 6/7, (US) grade 5/6 
  • Costs: €250 per class (for workshop at school additional travel costs apply)
  • Location: this workshop is available in our museums in Hilversum and The Hague as well as on location such as your school or library. 
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Group size: maximum 30 students
  • Preparation: download the guide for school supervisors
Download the guide

Book your workshop

The workshops can be booked from Monday to Friday. Have you got any questions? We're glad to help you!

T 035 – 677 5444 (Monday – Friday 09:00-17:00)