How to Spot Fake News?

Canata F.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, cilt.31, ss.188-189, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.188-189


Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this. When Oxford Dictionaries announce post-truth is Word of the Year 2016, as librarians realise action is needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking - a crucial skill when navigating the information society, an infographic with eight simple steps have been prepared by IFLA to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you.