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U of IL at Urbana-Champaign. Don't Get Faked Out by the News. How do we become better citizens of information? Much has been written in the last few weeks about how we consume and share news, links and information around and beyond the recent elections.

How do we become better citizens of information?

Do we live in a post-truth world? These are not new issues but social media and the internet have created new profit models around deliberately creating and perpetuating incorrect information. 1) Say No to Clickbait and check the domain name Is it a .com? What is Fake News? - "Fake" News - Library Guides at Penn State University. Fake news is in the News these days, so what is it?

What is Fake News? - "Fake" News - Library Guides at Penn State University

The term is most often used to describe completely fabricated stories, but can also be applied to a broader continuum of news. ​ Many news outlets will exhibit some form of explicit or implicit bias while not falling into the fake news category. Assessing the quality of the content is crucial to understanding whether what you are viewing is true or not. Facing a Divided Nation, ALA Offers Free Training for Libraries. The ALA Public Programs Office and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite library professionals to attend a free learning series to explore various dialogue facilitation approaches and position themselves to foster conversation and lead change in their communities.

Facing a Divided Nation, ALA Offers Free Training for Libraries

“As our nation becomes increasingly divided, ALA sees tremendous opportunity for libraries to be a leading force for reconciliation, progress and common ground,” said ALA President Julie Todaro. “We are proud to make community engagement resources available to all libraries, free of charge, through this initiative.” Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy.

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age by Daniel J. Levitin. UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation by Kathleen Hall Jamieson. Librarians take up arms against fake news. Librarians are stepping into the breach to help students become smarter evaluators of the information that floods into their lives.

Librarians take up arms against fake news

That’s increasingly necessary in an era in which fake news is a constant. Janelle Hagen is a school librarian whose job goes far beyond checking out books. She and many other librarians are equipping students to fight through lies, distortion and trickery to find their way to truth. Truth, Lies and Quibblers: Media Literacy for a New Era. Don't Fall for Fake News.

Truth, Lies and Quibblers: Media Literacy for a New Era

Your library offers workshops and resources to build media literacy. Before fake news and alternative facts there was … The Quibbler and The Daily Prophet. Is it true? Try these fact-checking websites and resources. The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.

Is it true? Try these fact-checking websites and resources

These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog. Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy. By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content. By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content. Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit. Fake News - Evaluating Information - Library Guides at University of Washington Libraries.

Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up. Information discernment, information transparency. The #Election2016 Micro-Propaganda Machine – Jonathan Albright – Medium. 😱Real Sources / Fake News After finding evidence that much of the “fake” and hyper-biased news traffic during 🇺🇸#Election2016 was arriving through direct hyperlinks, search engines, and “old school” sharing tactics such as email newsletters, RSS, and instant messaging, I thought I would do a small “big data” project. I wrote this piece because I feel the argument about Facebook’s role in influencing the outcome of the U.S. election doesn’t address the real problem: the sources of the fake/misleading/hyper-biased information. Google, democracy and the truth about internet search.

Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night.

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s all I did. I typed: “a-r-e”. Post-truth and information literacy. CC0, Public Domain So there’s this phrase being bandied about: “post-truth.”

Post-truth and information literacy

As in, we live in a “post-truth era.”