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iPhone game tackles climate deniers

This article originally featured in The Skylark’s newsletter and was written as a condensed news in brief.

An iPhone game has been developed to help people tackle and educate climate change deniers. “Cranky Uncle” focuses on the 16 most commonly used misinformation campaign strategies around the world that seek to divert people away from climate science and towards conspiracy theories. Through humour and interactivity, the game helps build a conscious resilience to misinformation through a technique called inoculation. Drawing upon a decade of research into psychology and critical thinking, “Cranky Uncle” also teaches climate literacy and possess the potential to turn critical thinking into muscle memory.

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