Rated E for Everyone
Android, iOS, Mac, PC
NewsFeed Defenders is the 19th release in iCivic’s suite of games that teach young people from all backgrounds to understand how our political systems work. With a reach of nearly 200,000 teachers and over 5 million students, it is the largest provider of civics curriculum in the United States. Their latest game continues the iCivics goal of ensuring every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education, preparing them for informed and enthusiastic for citizenship.
NewsFeed Defenders is a challenging online game that engages players with the standards of journalism, showing you how to spot a variety of methods behind the viral deception we all face today. Join a fictional social media site focused on news and information, and meet the challenge to level up from guest user to site admin. This can only be achieved by spotting dubious posts that try to sneak in through hidden ads, viral deception, and false reporting. In addition to maintaining a high-quality site, you are charged with growing traffic while keeping the posts on topic.