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New research finds young girls are falling victim to misinformation online

Gareth Parker
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New research conducted by Plan International has found that girls from all over the world are falling victim to misinformation online.

The annual report titled The Truth Gap surveyed 26,000 young women from all over the world, and this year focused on the impact of misinformation online.

CEO of Plan International Australia Susanne Legena said misinformation online was so rife some girls didn’t believe election results.

“They had a kind of cynicism that emerying was not true, or was a conspiracy,” she told Liam Bartlett on 6PR Mornings

“And so therefore they weren’t actually engaging in the real debates happening in their own countries, and their own communities.

“That has massive implications long term for democratic institutions and how our political life is, and who gets to participate in it”.

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Gareth Parker
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