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4 Steps Schools Need To Take To Combat Fake News

4 Steps Schools Need To Take To Combat Fake News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Fake news is becoming more sophisticated than the tools to deal with it. Schools can help.
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Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points

Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In “Did Media Literacy Backfire?” danah boyd argues that the thorny problems of fake news and the spread of conspiracy theories have, in part, origins in efforts to educate people against misinformation. At the heart of the problem are deeper cultural divides that we must learn how to confront. This piece is part of a batch of new additions to an ongoing Points series on media, accountability, and the public sphere. See also:
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In a world of fake news, real journalism must be paid for | Mark Thompson

In a world of fake news, real journalism must be paid for | Mark Thompson | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Digital ecosystems allow lies to spread in ways that could ultimately threaten democracy. Tough-minded, transparent journalism is more vital than ever
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Indicators of Trust in the News - The Trust Project - Programs - Journalism Ethics - Focus Areas - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Santa Clara University

Indicators of Trust in the News - The Trust Project - Programs - Journalism Ethics - Focus Areas - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics - Santa Clara University | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Washington Post on the ‘Fake News’ Hot Seat

Washington Post on the ‘Fake News’ Hot Seat | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
At least one of the websites blamed in a story for supposedly circulating Russian propaganda is threatening to sue the storied newspaper.
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Cathy O'Neil, author of 'Weapons of Math Destruction,' on the dark side of big data

Cathy O'Neil, author of 'Weapons of Math Destruction,' on the dark side of big data | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Q&A with Cathy O’Neil, author of 'Weapons of Math Destruction'
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What Is Driving the Rise of ‘Fake News,’ and News Literacy Lessons to Spot It | The News Literacy Project

What Is Driving the Rise of ‘Fake News,’ and News Literacy Lessons to Spot It | The News Literacy Project | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Why The Fake News Debate Gets It Wrong | The Huffington Post

Why The Fake News Debate Gets It Wrong | The Huffington Post | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Like a light switch, people in the media have woken up to the terrible fact that consumers are reading, sharing, and believing information that they ge
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Facebook reveals an actual plan to stop fake news

Facebook reveals an actual plan to stop fake news | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Fake news has become a bigger problem than ever in 2016, and Facebook’s been at the center of it as the platform where most people share stories. But now it’s actually doing something about it. The company today announced a series of steps it’s taking to combat the spread of fake news stories. First up …
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Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It -- Campus Technology

Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It -- Campus Technology | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Nearly all librarians (97 percent) say information literacy contributes to workforce success and more than four in five (83 percent) say it affects college graduation rates, and yet 44 percent said their library does not support information literacy as much as it should, according to a new survey from ProQuest.
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The U.S. Media’s Problems Are Much Bigger than Fake News and Filter Bubbles

And no one knows how to solve them.
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The Graph – Medium

The Graph – Medium | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Thought pieces on publishing, machine + human intelligence and content recommendation
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LibGuides: Fake News: Home

LibGuides: Fake News: Home | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
How to identify and avoid fake news
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Fighting Fake News | American Libraries Magazine

Fighting Fake News | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Librarians can play a vital role in helping everyone, of any age, fight fake news and become critical and reflective media consumers.
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The Misinformation Age: Exposing Fake News Does Not Absolve Mainstream Media's Own Failures

The Misinformation Age: Exposing Fake News Does Not Absolve Mainstream Media's Own Failures | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The most notable and long-lasting feature of the 2016 election may not be the election of a supremely unqualified and reckless President, but th
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'Fake News' And How The Washington Post Rewrote Its Story On Russian Hacking Of The Power Grid

'Fake News' And How The Washington Post Rewrote Its Story On Russian Hacking Of The Power Grid | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
What the Washington Post’s rush to be the first to report on Russian hackers breaching the US power grid teaches us about how “breaking news” can all too often become “fake news” when we over-trust government sources and fail to verify facts
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No, Russia didn't hack Vermont's power grid

No, Russia didn't hack Vermont's power grid | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Despite what you might have read in this alarming story in the Washington Post, Russia did not hack Vermont’s power authority.
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Study Tied to Food Industry Tries to Discredit Sugar Guidelines

Study Tied to Food Industry Tries to Discredit Sugar Guidelines | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Critics say the review, a scathing attack on recommendations to eat less sugar, is the latest in a series of efforts by the food industry to shape global nutrition advice.
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Transparency of judgment

Transparency of judgment | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The Guardian , and others, have discovered that when querying Google for "did the Holocaust really happen", the top response is a Holocaus
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A Top Google Result for the Holocaust Is Now a White Supremacist Site

A Top Google Result for the Holocaust Is Now a White Supremacist Site | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A search result for "did the Holocaust happen" returned an unexpected result: the first web page to come up belongs to Stormfront .
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Fake News Will Go Away if the Tech Behind the Ads Won’t Pay

Fake News Will Go Away if the Tech Behind the Ads Won’t Pay | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Fake news may be a scourge, and hardline sites love to court controversy. But online publishing is still just a business.
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