The danger zone is, for the moment, a result from application of an arbitrary threshold. Its purpose is to help focus the attention on the information types which are deemed to have the greatest impact on education and training. In this way a critical mind can turn on an alert mode when it meets such information types, and address the issue by triggering a set of actions, notably source-checking and fact-checking. It can also lead to assessing the situation by applying the 4 key cognitive science pillars which underpin our model: systemic causality, motivated cognition, emphasis and equivalency frames, and frames/framing.

We have also suggested a graphical representation of this aggregate indicator:

How it relates to disinformation?

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