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Fighting Fake News
Transcript of Fighting Fake News
SLIC Digital Champions
28th June 2017
What is fake news?
1. Fake news websites
deliberately spread disinformation, propaganda and hoaxes
2. Fake news websites are
or satirical websites e.g. The Daily Mash, The Onion
3. Fake news is often
based on a real facts but is distorted
4. Fake news stories are usually
spread via social media websites e.g. Facebook, Twitter
5. Fake news feeds on
confirmation bias/filter bubble
Further useful resources
Scottish Government Library's Quick Guide on evaluating information & fake news
Response to fake news: fact checking
Other responses to fake news
report fake news
Storify of tweets from #uklibchat on
fake news on Tuesday 6th June 2017
Some libraries working with their organisation’s communications team to fact check mentions of their organisation
IFLA poster is used in many libraries and recognised by
most of the group
Librarians are doing it already - providing information literacy skills but aware this needs to include news sources
Some university libraries are now deciding to specifically do fake news evaluation
Teens have trouble spotting fake news
Older generation trust newspapers
Celebrity versus expertise