The Department of state advised young people to play video games in order not to fall for false news
WASHINGTON, March 21. /Offset. TASS Boris Makarov/. Video games can help people to identify inaccurate information and not to fall for false news. This is the opinion of the acting Deputy Secretary of state for diplomacy and public Affairs Bruce Wharton.
“Game theory can potentially help us to develop the skill of checking information from students, and video games may contain elements that help players of different ages to be more attentive and cautious with fake facts,” he said, speaking at Stanford University (California). The words of the Wharton leads on Tuesday, the press service of the foreign Ministry.
“By the way, this prompted some teachers across the country use video games to help students to develop these abilities,” he added. “A recent study in Stanford has shown that many students can’t grasp when they are real news, and when it is fake. They often lack the ability to think critically, to see this difference,” — said the Deputy head of the state Department.