Better education trumps fake news
The statistics seem to speak for themselves. The Finns decided to use their educational system to teach students (also adults) to understand fake news and train them in detecting bullshit.
Having a big, ‘bad’ neighbor has taught the Finns some lessons, one of them apparently is that to counter lies and propaganda from the other side of the border you have to do something about it, not just talk about doing it. Pretty obvious eh?
Of course this isn’t enough but if every country would do this there would be much lesser need for Better News but the sad truth is that many governments are in power today because they used fake news and lies to get there. The last thing those politicians want is for people to see through their fake propaganda. Those countries need our help.
Finland is winning the war on fake news. What it’s learned may be crucial to Western democracy: