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Spot Fake News

by VC/UHV Librarian on 2017-03-31T11:37:08-05:00

Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance.

Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this.

When Oxford Dictionaries announced post-truth was Word of the Year 2016, we as librarians realized action was needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News)  to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. 


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