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Fake News: Ebooks
Learn about different types of misinformation and disinformation and how to protect yourself from being misled.
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.
This book provides a comprehensive and impartial overview of the state of American journalism and news-gathering in the 21st century, with a special focus on the rise--and meaning--of "fake news." * Reflects an easy-to-navigate question-and-answer format * Uses quantifiable data from respected sources as the foundation for examining every issue * Provides readers with leads to conduct further research in extensive Further Reading sections accompanying each entry * Analyzes claims made by individuals and groups of all political backgrounds and ideologies to fairly represent a diversity of perspectives
The rise of the Internet has changed the way news is reported and consumed. One effect of these changes involves fake news -- false news items that are spread through e-mail and social media to discredit people and policies, most often in the realm of politics. This book examines the growth and influence of fake news in the United States and beyond.
Publisher's summary: This edited collection brings together international authors to discuss the meaning and purpose of higher education in a "post-truth" world. The editors and authors argue that notions such as "fact" and "evidence" in a post-truth era must be understood not only politically, but also socially and epistemically. The essays philosophically examine the post-truth environment and its impact on education with respect to our most basic ideas of what universities, research and education are or should be. The book brings together authors working in Australia, China, Croatia, Romania, Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, UK and USA.