Co-Creating Information Literacy to Combat Disinformation in Greenland

Disinformation has emerged as a growing threat to democracy worldwide, as it undermines citizen trust in public institutions and exacerbates existing socio-political divides. This project will design, implement, and evaluate a series of symposia designed to build the capacity of Greenlandic high school and university students to identify credible sources of information and to identify and refute disinformation. To accomplish that goal, the project will adapt existing disinformation workshop material to the Greenlandic context; iteratively implement, evaluate, and improve the symposium with students from Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland) and Greenland’s four upper secondary schools; formalize curricular resources for long-term use by our Greenlandic collaborators; and share materials with public libraries in Denmark to educate the Danish public about the project. These activities will be carried out by an interdisciplinary set of scholars from the University of Washington, Ilisimatusarfik, and University of Alaska-Anchorage, who have deep expertise in both disinformation studies and Arctic studies.

Grant Info


Jason Young


Jevin West

Start Date

Jan 1, 2021