Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fake News guide

Did your mother call you to tell you that liberals hate science?  Did your Facebook feed pop up with an article on a new pesticide that's going to kill us all?  Did one of your friends breathlessly tell you that president Donald Trump was going to pardon mass shooter Dylann Roof?  You might have heard any or all of these stories, but there's one thread connecting all of them: they're not true.

The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you'll use for the rest of your life.  The library has created a new guide on “Fake News: Media & News Literacy.”  It’s intended to help everyone think critically about the news they encounter on social media and elsewhere.  It provides examples, links, and exercises.

You can find it directly here:

Or, from the Library’s website, click on “Research Guides” and then “Special Topic Guides.”

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