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Fake news & alternative facts for #CILIPS17

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Transcript of Fake news & alternative facts for #CILIPS17

Fake News & Alternative Facts: the challenge for information professionals

Information Literacy CoP
CILIPS Conference 2017


1. Each table has an IL CoP facilitator & 15 mins.

2. What's your library doing (or not) about fake news?

3. Do you have any resources to share?

4. IL CoP facilitator reports back to whole group.


What exactly is fake news?

1. Fake news stories usually
spread via social media sites eg. Facebook, Twitter

2. Fake news websites are websites that
deliberately spread disinformation, propaganda, hoaxes

3. Fake news sites are
not humorous

or satirical websites e.g The Daily Mash.

4. Fake news is often
based on a real facts but distorts it.

5. Fake news feeds upon
confirmation bias/filter bubble
Further useful resources

Scottish Government Library's Quick Guide on evaluating information & fake news

Response to fake news: fact checking

fact check
Other responses to fake news

report fake news
Storify of tweets from #uklibchat on
fake news on Tuesday 6th June 2017
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