Fake News and Information Literacy

As purveyors, collectors, and guardians of information, librarians around the country have been howtospotfakenewsreexamining their teaching of information and media literacy as students and patrons struggle with defining and identifying “fake news.”  Librarians at the Class of 1945 Library attended a one-day conference at Phillips Andover last week titled Libraries in a Post-Truth World  in which we discussed how librarians and educators can increase their efforts in teaching students how to critically evaluate information.

So how can you as a social media user identify fake news?  Here are a few key resources to get you started:

  • Fake News guide – tips and resources for evaluating news and social media content.