The Role of MIL as a key strategy towards dispelling Climate Change Misinformation
This study explores the role of media and information literacy as a key strategy towards dispelling climate change misinformation. The study used both quantitative and qualitative research methods, in which questionnaires as well as in-depth interviews were used to collect and analyze data from respondents. The data was processed using thematic analysis, and major recommendations were made on how MIL can be integrated into climate change education. Overall, the findings affirm the existence of climate change misinformation in the media. The findings from the study show that media and information literacy (MIL) has become an important requisite needed to fight climate change misinformation. MIL has the potential to equip individuals with the necessary skills needed to critically assess and create media content, as well as become informed and active participants in the media environment in general.