Misinformation / DML Prevalence: Netherlands
The following examples of high profile misinformation or disinformation related events and reports in the Netherlands were identified. The events have been entered from row number 5 to 11 in the "1 - Misinfo / DML Prevalence" tab of the "Misinfo & Media Literacy: Research Plan (Netherlands)" spreadsheet and can be accessed at this link.
- Source title: GLOBAL MEDIA MISREPORTS DUTCH TEEN AUTHOR’S DEATH AS “LEGAL EUTHANASIA”
- Publication date: It was published on June 2019.
- Summary: This media article describes how a Dutch teen author's death was incorrectly reported by international media as legal euthanasia.
- Key data point: The story alleging euthanasia was initially published in Euronews and then in the British newspaper the Daily Mail. Later it was re-written and republished by several media houses across the globe and in multiple languages. This indicates how fake news can spread very easily from a single source.
- Source title: MOST DUTCH FAKE NEWS COME FROM NETHERLANDS ITSELF: REPORT
- Publication date: It was published on May 2019.
- Summary: This media article mentions research done at Leiden University on fake news and describes how most Dutch fake news originate from inside the country.
- Key data point: Righ-wing extremists spread the most disinformation and try to hide their actual nature and identity on social media.
- Source title: Dutch Media Literacy Week 2018: the highlights
- Publication date: It was published on December 2018.
- Summary: This survey work carried out by the Dutch Safer Internet Centre found that low digital media literacy is prevalent in youngsters, particularly those with mild intellectual disability.
- Key data points: Two third of youngsters in the Netherlands don't know how to use media properly, while 40-45% of youngsters in the 10-12 year age group are unable to recognize fake news or fake profiles.
- Source title: COMMON SENSE WANTED: RESILIENCE TO ‘POST-TRUTH’ AND ITS PREDICTORS IN THE NEW MEDIA LITERACY INDEX 2018
- Publication date: It was published on March 2018.
- Summary: This research paper published by the Open Society Institute — Sofia assesses and ranks the resilience of 35 European societies against fake news and propaganda through the "Media Literacy Index — 2018".
- Key data point: The report found the Netherlands as the second most media-literate nation in Europe in 2018, with a Media Literacy Index of 71.
- Source title: #DigiTuesday — Nation-wide Dutch study on children's digital literacy in the classroom
- Publication date: It was published on September 2019.
- Summary: The Dutch Safer Internet Centre conducted this survey on digital literacy progress in primary schools in the Netherlands.
- Key data point: The survey found that 56% of Dutch teachers think their school doesn't intend to make its students digitally literate.
- Source title: Iene Miene Media 2018 (The post is in Dutch and Google translate was used to comprehend the contents of this post)
- Publication year: It was published in 2018.
- Summary: The Iene Miene Media survey of 2018 concentrated on the questions faced by Dutch parents regarding media use in families with young children.
- Key data point: The survey found that more than 40% Dutch parents want to know how they can make their children more digitally literate.
- Source title: Russia spread fake news during Dutch election: report
- Publication date: It was published on April 2017.
- Summary: This media article mentions a Dutch intelligence service report on Russia spreading fake news during Dutch election.
- Key data point: According to the Dutch intelligence agency, the threat from Russia to the Netherlands is higher than the previous years.