“Harmony Square” is new a video game against political misinformation, backed by the Department of Homeland Security
To be honest, the game is about producing and implementing such misinformation.
Ever felt like taking up a job as a “Chief Disinformation Officer” to troll people on social media and sabotage elections? Thanks to the hard work of psychologists at the University of Cambridge and the US government, you now can — virtually.
The free-to-play game Harmony Square has been released for people around the world to enjoy. The game is meant to help ‘inoculate’ players against willful misinformation. It puts players in the shoes of a disinformation officer whose job it is to lie and manipulate public opinion in order to foment political rifts in an otherwise peaceful town.