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Coronavirus: The seven types of people who start and spread viral misinformation. Media playback is unsupported on your device Conspiracy theories, misinformation and speculation about coronavirus have flooded social media.

Coronavirus: The seven types of people who start and spread viral misinformation

But who starts these rumours? And who spreads them? We've investigated hundreds of misleading stories during the pandemic. It's given us an an idea about who is behind misinformation - and what motivates them. You'd hope no-one was fooled by a WhatsApp voice note claiming the government was cooking a giant lasagne in Wembley stadium to feed Londoners. To take a slightly more serious example, a prankster created a screenshot of a fake government text that claimed the recipient had been fined for leaving the house too many times.

After encouraging his followers to share it on Instagram, it found its way to local Facebook groups, where it was posted by worried residents, some of whom took it seriously. "I don't really want to cause panic," says the prankster, who wouldn't give us his real name. Photos of the scam text were shared on Facebook. MediaWise. Fake news and critical thinking in information evaluation. Georgiadou, Elli, Rahanu, Harjinder, Siakas, Kerstin V., McGuinness, Claire, Edwards, J.

Fake news and critical thinking in information evaluation

Adam, Hill, Vanessa, Khan, Nawaz, Kirby, Padraig, Cavanagh, Jerald and Knezevic, Ratko (2018) Fake news and critical thinking in information evaluation. In: Western Balkan Information Literacy Conference WBILC 2018, 21-22 June 2018, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the post-truth era we are constantly bombarded with “news” which is fabricated, distorted, and massaged information, published with the intention to deceive and mislead others. Such “news” has come to be known as “fake news”. The influence of fake news can have profound socio-political and cultural effects when translated into action. In this paper we revisit Bloom’s taxonomy of cognitive skills and represent what a learner can achieve at each level. Fake news. Media Literacy versus Fake News: a Bournemouth University Workshop. Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has kindly provided an excellent report on a recent Bournemouth University workshop in relation to fake news and critical thinking.

Media Literacy versus Fake News: a Bournemouth University Workshop

On Saturday 16th March several members of the Information Literacy Group committee attended a workshop at the Olympic Park in London organised by Bournemouth University’s Centre for Excellence in Media Partnership (CEMP). The reason for the event was a new project, funded by the US Embassy in London entitled ‘Fake News: Critical Thinking, Resilience and Civic Engagement’. The event was chaired by Professor Julian McDougall and the evening before a keynote has been given by Dr Monica Bulger, Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum . We had been invited to this workshop by Allison Tarrant from the School Libraries Association, and in addition to me, Sarah Pavey and Stephane Goldstein from ILG also attended.

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The Legend of Jackalope – Jackalope

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