Digital Information Literacy Guide. A digital information literacy guide for citizens in the digital age

Digital information literacy is a modern civic skill that underpins participation in democratic decision-making. Finland is renowned for its high literacy rate, and the teaching of multiple literacies has been integrated into current curricula from early childhood education onwards.

However, on digital platforms we all are confronted with a bewildering flood of information that they may not be able to filter out with the skills they have acquired in the school community and at home: claims about products by influencers, search results tailored by commercial algorithms, cleverly scripted propaganda and authorisations to track online behaviour or physical movement in urban space hidden behind countless 'yes' buttons. It is therefore important to strengthen the digital information literacy of all the web users, especially young people, in order to identify how we are being influenced online.

This guide is a collection of information and examples on how to enhance digital information literacy.

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Introduction

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1. Digital Information Literacy DIL

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2. What does it mean to be digitally competent today?

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3. From digital natives to digitally literate critical thinkers

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4. COVID and Ukraine war increased Finns' social media use

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5. Online inquiry requires criticality

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6. Online reading skills & strategies

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7. Claim your rights! From users to citizens in online environments

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8. Many shapes and sizes: Dissecting online disorders

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9. Political propaganda based on psychological manipulation

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10. What can we learn from fact-checkers?

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11. Fact-checking transparency codes - how do I identify a fact-checker?

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12. How to evaluate a scientific claim and expertise of an expert?

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13. Algorithmic awareness - the challenges created by artificial intelligence

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14. Digital footprint and privacy in online services

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15. Everyday use of digital services generates digital power

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16. Digital civic skills are a key tool for defending democracy

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