Intentionally fraudulent websites, re-tweeted inaccuracies, we have all lived through fake news in some form.
How can libraries combat fake news?
- Check the source, author, date, read beyond the headline of publications, check your biases, consult the experts, look at the domain and URL, look at who provided quotes, reverse search images (right click on image and choose to search Google).
- Center for News Literacy – Digital Resource Center
- For Fact-Checking Websites, Snopes, a Bigger Role Brings More Attacks – NYT
- Fake or Real? How to Self-Check the News and Get the Facts – NPR
- A Finder’s Guide to Facts – NPR
- In the War on Fake News, School Libraries Have a Huge Role to Play – The Verge
- Real News vs. Fake News – Pace University Library Guide
- Snope’s Field Guide to Fake News Sites and Hoax Purveyors – Snopes.com
- Truth, Truthiness, Triangulation – School Library Journal
- Hoaxy, a website from Indiana University that “visualizes the spread of claims and related fact checking online.” “A claim may be a fake news article, hoax, rumor, conspiracy theory, satire or even an accurate report.”
- False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirucal “News” Sources – Melissa Zimdars
New York Times Articles on Fake News:
- Facebooks Mounts Efforts to Limit Tide of Fake News – December 15, 2016
- Inside a Fake News Sausage Factory: ‘This is All About Income’ – November 25, 2016
- How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study – November 20, 2016
- Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites – November 14, 2016.
Local Woman Said ‘Sorry’ 118 Times Yesterday – January 30, 2014, The Onion
Submitted by Kris Adams Wendt and Anne Hamland