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Voting in Texas: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker. Tech Companies Debate How to Handle Fake News. Facebook has been struggling to respond to charges that fake news found on the network helped Donald Trump win the election.

Tech Companies Debate How to Handle Fake News

A Pew study found that 44 percent of adults in the United States get their news from Facebook. And, according to a BuzzFeed investigation, in the final three months of the presidential campaign, the top-performing false election news stories on Facebook generated more engagement than the top stories from major news outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post. But Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims “more than 99 percent of what people see [on the site] is authentic.” Comment choisir vos informations - Damon Brown. Log In. Log In. Comment choisir vos informations - Damon Brown. Getting it Right: Fact-Checking in the Digital Age. Jane Elizabeth, a veteran journalist and adjunct professor at Old Dominion University, settled on a simple exercise to test her class on fact-checking a few semesters back.

Getting it Right: Fact-Checking in the Digital Age

She gave her students a news story and told them to identify the parts of the article that a thorough fact checker would work to verify. As she flipped through the finished assignments, Elizabeth noticed each student made the same error. “They forgot to circle the quotes,” she said. “You can’t do that. Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us.

Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning. ALA President Julie Todaro releases statement on Libraries, the Association, Diversity and Inclusion. CHICAGO – Today American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement regarding the invaluable role libraries and librarians will play within their communities as many search for common ground after the election.

ALA President Julie Todaro releases statement on Libraries, the Association, Diversity and Inclusion

"After a contentious campaign season filled with divisive rhetoric, we are now hearing from our members and in the news media about incidents of bigotry and harassment within our communities. From children acting out in schools to adults participating in violent acts, it is clear that our nation is struggling in the wake of this election. "During times like these, our nation’s 120,000 public, academic, school and special libraries are invaluable allies inspiring understanding and community healing.

Libraries provide a safe place for individuals of all ages and backgrounds and for difficult discussions on social issues. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. After Election, Librarians, Book Creators Vow To Support Children. At the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT, 20 minutes outside of Hartford, librarian Nishette Isaacs organized an election night watch party, preparing for the possibility of the historic event of the first woman winning the presidency.

After Election, Librarians, Book Creators Vow To Support Children

Since the majority of the 250 students at this private girls’ school are boarders, kids were invited to the library for a pajama party to view news coverage. “We didn’t want anyone to feel uneasy or unsafe, whether they were for or against any party,” explains Isaacs. “This is a safe space for them.” The students were sent back to their rooms before the results were finalized Tuesday night, and when they found out that Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton, would be the next president of the United States, Isaacs knew she needed to offer the library as a gathering space again. The Post-Election Library. It’s been a hard week for many Americans, as Tuesday’s election amplified divisions within communities and flamed feelings of isolation, anger and fear among much of the population.

The Post-Election Library

As the dust settles, libraries across the country are coming up with ways, large and small, to make all people feel safe and welcome, regardless of who they are or which candidates they supported. Here are some of those ways. "We're His Problem Now" Calling Sheet. Fake news on Facebook is a real problem. These college students came up with a fix in 36 hours. Anant Goel, Nabanita De, Qinglin Chen and Mark Craft at Princeton’s hackathon (Anant Goel) When Nabanita De scrolled through her Facebook feed recently, she felt afraid.

Fake news on Facebook is a real problem. These college students came up with a fix in 36 hours.

There were so many posts with competing information and accusations about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that she didn’t know how to begin deciphering the fearmongering from the reality. The social media site has faced criticism since the presidential election for its role in disseminating fake and misleading stories that are indistinguishable from real news. Because Facebook’s algorithm is designed to determine what its individual users want to see, people often see only that which validates their existing beliefs regardless of whether the information being shared is true. Information Literacy Lessons Crucial in a Post-Truth World. Why Librarians Are More Crucial Than Ever In the aftermath of the US presidential election, I’ve been reflecting on what it means to live in a post-truth world.

Information Literacy Lessons Crucial in a Post-Truth World

I was shocked to read several accounts explaining that a majority of Americans receive their news via Facebook. In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play - The Verge. Teaching Information Literacy Now. Last week, a new study from Stanford University revealed that many students are inept at discerning fact from opinion when reading articles online.

Teaching Information Literacy Now

The report, combined with the spike in fake and misleading news during the 2016 election, has school librarians, including me, rethinking how we teach evaluation of online sources to our students. How can we educate our students to evaluate the information they find online when so many adults are sharing inaccurate articles on social media? While social media isn’t the only reason for the surge in fake news over the last 10 years, it’s certainly making it harder for information consumers of every age to sort through fact and fiction.