What is Harmony Square?
Harmony Square is a game about disinformation, designed to expose the tactics and manipulation techniques that bad actors use to mislead their audience, build a following, and exploit societal tensions to their benefit.
Is Harmony Square a real place?
Harmony Square is a fictional game based in a fictional place. All scenarios are made up.
Can I share this with friends?
Sharing is caring. Invite your friends to see if they can get a higher score than you!
Where can I get more information about the background and development of Harmony Square?
The About page on the game site provides further information on the research behind Harmony Square, its purpose, who the best audience for this game is, and who developed the game.
What is disinformation?
Disinformation is false or misleading information that is spread deliberately to deceive people. There’s a lot more to it though in terms of what it encompasses, the tactics used to spread it, and who engages in spreading it. To understand more about it, check out this breakdown.
Will I get better at identifying disinformation if I play Harmony Square?
The game will help you understand how disinformation works so you’re better able to spot it in the real world.
Researchers at Cambridge University found that playing Harmony Square improved players’ ability to spot manipulative techniques on social media, as well as their confidence in their ability to spot such techniques. Playing the game also reduced their propensity to share manipulative content with their network.
Read more about the research here.
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