Online challenges, explained

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An Internet trend or a primal instinct of the human being? What are we talking about, exactly, when we talk about the viral challenges that run on the web

About this project

Mind the Challenge was born from the partnership between and Verificat, fact-checking and debunking projects that deal with the fight against misinformation. The aim is to inform and raise public awareness on the subject of online challenges, a phenomenon that pushes social media users to emulate viral video behaviors.

Challenges, recorded and shared online, can have negative or positive consequences and are often a vehicle for misinformation.

The issue of challenges on social networks and the Internet is a topic still closely linked to news events and overall little studied.

Mind the Challenge wants to turn the spotlight on a real phenomenon that often affects young people and contribute to a proper education.

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