Debunking Disinformation

Check your facts the Animate Europe way! Debunking Disinformation: A Comic Book Toolbox is a new publication project that dives into common forms of disinformation – otherwise known as “fake news” – and takes us on a ride to discover its mechanisms and get a sense for its consequences, for us as individuals, for our democracies, and for a clear-headed global society.

Communicating the complexity of disinformation can be challenging. But it wouldn’t be Animate Europe if  our artists weren’t up for the challenge, demonstrating once again the power of comics. They harmonize worlds of visual imagination with the reality of a complex quest for truth. These comics engage readers with an approach that feels both personal and public. It dares them to think, laugh, get goosebumps, recheck their own habits, and take action.

The Comics

Click on each comic to view it full-size.

To share or not to share? The source matters
Bruno Cordoba – The Fight


The flip side of personality tests
Jordana Globerman – The Test

The future of our faces: Deepfakes
Štěpánka Jislová – Vote for me

What you click is what you get – Filterbubbles
Noëlle Kröger – The Filterbubblegame

“Alternative” realities: Conspiracy theories
Marco Tabilio – Floating Fakes

Debunking Disinformation – A Comic Book Tool Box will shortly be available as a printed folding album. Contact our programm coordinator Charlot Uhrig for free copies!