A guide to prebunking: a promising way to inoculate against misinformation

June 29, 2021

This article from First Draft serves as a guide to understanding how prebunking misinformation works and does not work based on the theory of inoculating people against false or misleading information, which is essential for reporters, fact-checkers, policymakers and platforms. The article describes the three types of prebunks (fact-based, logic-based, source-based) and associated strategies to combat them and shares various additional written and online gaming resources to train individuals to identify misinformation.