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How To Spot Fake News 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 realise action is needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society. IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you.

Bob Dylan sings about gay love on LGBTQ wedding songs collection Bob Dylan is among six acts appearing on a new compilation EP that features “reimagined” versions of traditional wedding songs for same-sex couples. Universal Love opens with Dylan’s rendition of the 1929 great American songbook classic She’s Funny That Way, revamped as He’s Funny That Way. Rob Kaplan, the compilation’s producer, told the New York Times that Dylan was enthusiastic about the project. “And it wasn’t just, ‘Yes, I’ll do this’, it was, ‘Hey, I have an idea for a song.’” The compilation also features contributions from St Vincent (AKA Annie Clark), who turns the Crystals’ And Then He Kissed Me into And Then She Kissed Me. Kesha flips the pronouns on Janis Joplin’s I Need a Man to Love, as does Valerie June on Noël Coward’s Mad About the Boy.

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Why Clinton Is Really Targeting Russia: Fracking WikiLeaks latest release of John Podesta's emails reveals that Clinton's desire to take fracking worldwide is being opposed by Russian interests. Though Hillary Clinton has publicly claimed that she stands with communities who say ‘no’ to hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” new releases from WikiLeaks have shown that Hillary’s “private” position on this controversial practice is indeed different from her “public” stance. In excerpts of her paid speeches – which WikiLeaks has now released in various file formats – Clinton proudly showcased her support for the controversial practice, which has been linked to irreversible aquifer and ocean contamination, as well as an uptick in earthquakes. In a paid speech to Deutsche Bank, Clinton touted the federal government’s support for fracking, as well as her personal work promoting the practice worldwide, even in nations where locals overwhelmingly protested against the practice. She said that: “fracking was developed at the Department of Energy.

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Why The Christian Right May Never Recover From Indiana by Ian Millhiser Posted on Share this: "Why The Christian Right May Never Recover From Indiana" Share: Roaming Charges: a Wikileak is a Terrible Thing to Waste + I’ve spent the week greedily consuming the treats offered up by Wikileaks’s excavation of John Podesta’s inbox. Each day presents juicy new revelations of the venality of the Clinton campaign. In total, the Podesta files provide the most intimate and unadulterated look at how politics really works in late-capitalist America since the release of the Nixon tapes. + There’s a big difference, though. With Nixon, the stakes seemed greater, the banter more Machiavellian, the plots and counter-plots darker and more cynical. + The Podesta email tranches show the inner mechanics of a much more mundane, petty and banal political machine.

Fake News Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts : All Tech Considered Guido Rosa/Getty Images/Ikon Images Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant. List of films in the public domain in the United States This is a non-definitive list of films in the public domain in the United States. A number of films exist that certain cited sources believe are in the public domain in the United States. Being in the public domain refers to cinematic, dramatic, literary, musical, and artistic works that no government, organization, or individual owns, and as such is common property.[1] This list is not comprehensive; the vast majority of public domain films are not included here for various reasons. Note: Films in this list may incorporate elements from other works that are still under copyright, even though the film itself is out of copyright.

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