Civic Online Reasoning is the ability of an individual to assess the credibility of the information that floods smartphones, tablets and computer screens. It is assumed that if people are not prepared to critically assess the credibility of the information that bombards them online, they risk being misled by false claims and misleading arguments.
A recent study carried out by Stanford University found that the ability of young people and teenagers to critically assess the credibility of information they receive on the Internet is extremely low and almost disheartening.
This study took place in the USA. But it is perfectly valid in Mozambique, given the citizens’ increasingly low political cognition, even when they had to rise.
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