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#uklibchat summary – 6th June: Fake News

This month’s #uklibchat was on the topic of ‘Fake news: the role of libraries and staff in supporting information literacy’. It was great to welcome several first-timers to the chat, and we had a great discussion.

The Storify of the chat is now available: Fake news storify

Links shared during the chat:

Johan Farkas and Jannick Schou, ‘How can we study disguised propaganda on social media? Some methodological reflections’ http://datadrivenjournalism.net/news_and_analysis/how_can_we_study_disguised_propaganda_on_social_media

Ian Clark, ‘Information literacy won’t save us; or, fight Facism, don’t create a Libguide’ http://infoism.co.uk/2016/12/information-literacy/

Pete Brown, ‘Six easy ways to tell if that viral story is a hoax’ https://theconversation.com/six-easy-ways-to-tell-if-that-viral-story-is-a-hoax-47673

Kate Adie (BBC Radio 4 programme) ‘Real or fake?’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b083l971

Mentimeter interactive presentation tool: https://www.mentimeter.com/

CILIP Information Literacy Group resources for schools: http://www.informationliteracy.org.uk/teentech/resource-sheets/

Full Fact: https://fullfact.org/

Examples of fake news for use in teaching:

Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division: http://www.dhmo.org/

The Manhattan Airport Foundation: http://manhattanairport.org/ and an article about it https://www.fastcompany.com/1316789/central-park-international-airport-hoax-explained


One comment on “#uklibchat summary – 6th June: Fake News

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