«Get Bad News» is a text-based game where the player aims to gain the most followers on social media by running a newspaper that spreads fake news.
Fake news can be spread through various means, such as social media, news websites, or newspaper headlines. The goal of the game is not to be fully obvious, but to be a credible source, while spreading fake news. The game was developed in connection with research on fake news, and it is possible to skip the survey embedded in the game.
The game should be used in context with the theme of fake news, where the context and purpose is clear. This will give students a better understanding of the text-based game. If you choose to use it outside of context, it is possible to run a fun session where the high score is written on the board.