Since the last presidential election, fake news has become a topic of much discussion, and Librarians have been eager to share their information literacy expertise, creating and circulating articles about and guides for spotting fake news. But fake news isn’t the problem. In this session, we’ll look at the various factors that contribute to the spread of disinformation online and what librarians can do to address them. We’ll also discuss the problematic nature of the “fake news” frame and how it distorts the issue and efforts to address it.
Meeting Type: Conversation Starter
Interests: Adult Services, Children’s Services, Continuing Education, Ethics, Information Literacy, Instruction, Intellectual Freedom, Knowledge Management, Librarianship, Reference Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Social Change, Social Media & Networks, Virtual Communities and Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Information-related Organization, Library School, Middle School, Public, Rural, School/Media Center, Student, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.