Fake News and Alternative Facts by
Publication Date: 2018-05-14
Talk of fake news and the need for critical thinking skills have been in heavy rotation in the media in recent months, with new calls for the public to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. However, none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy classes! A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education study found that most students, middle school through college, struggled to distinguish between credible and unreliable news articles. With this renewed interest, librarians have brand new opportunities to impart these skills to patrons.In Identifying Fake News, readers will* Learn more about the rise of fake news, particularly those information behaviors that perpetuate its spread;* Learn ways to identify fake news;* Explore methods to help library patrons identify fake news.