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EU Expert Group on Fake News Releases Final Report

EU Expert Group on Fake News Releases Final Report | Learning Literacies | Scoop.it
On Mar. 12, the European Commission released the final report of its independent High Level Expert Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation (the Group), a group of 39 experts from different sectors and countries that was convened earlier this year and tasked with putting forward strategies to counter disinformation. The report, which is one part of the Commission’s efforts to formulate a new strategy to tackle disinformation more effectively, calls for a “multi-dimensional approach to disinformation” and emphasizes that there is no single root cause or solution to such a complicated problem.

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The Ultimate Guide to Information Literacy: How to Spot Fake News in 2018 -

The Ultimate Guide to Information Literacy: How to Spot Fake News in 2018 - | Learning Literacies | Scoop.it
Back in the days when fake news was screaming about aliens visiting our planet or people coming back from death, it was easy to avoid publishers with rubbish information. Nowadays, an increased access to communication and media has led to the flood of false or useless information. As a result, even those people who want to avoid all this mess are not successful in spotting fraud.

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What Universities Can Do About Digital Literacy in the Age of Fake News

What Universities Can Do About Digital Literacy in the Age of Fake News | Learning Literacies | Scoop.it
You would know the difference between a “real” news story and a story written for or by an advertiser, right? Especially when a story is labeled “advertisement” right there at the top of your screen. Even if that label was something murkier like “BrandVoice” and pushed down to the bottom of the story, most of us would recognize sponsored content as advertising, right?

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Eli Pariser Predicted the Future. Now He Can’t Escape It.

Eli Pariser Predicted the Future. Now He Can’t Escape It. | Learning Literacies | Scoop.it

In the aftermath of the US election, as pundits blamed highly biased media outlets and fake news stories for Trump’s win, Eli Pariser appeared to be some sort of augur. In 2011, he’d written the book warning that Facebook and Google’s personalization tools would drive us to become ever more partisan by showing us only the news and information with which we already agreed. He called it The Filter Bubble.


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Publication: A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders

Publication: A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders | Learning Literacies | Scoop.it
Last week saw the launch of A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders, a new free and open access resource to help students, journalists and researchers investigate misleading content, memes, trolling and other phenomena associated with recent debates around “fake news”.

The field guide responds to an increasing demand for understanding the interplay between digital platforms, misleading information, propaganda and viral content practices, and their influence on politics and public life in democratic societies.

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Library Guides: Real News/Fake News: About Fake News

Library Guides: Real News/Fake News: About Fake News | Learning Literacies | Scoop.it
Finding Real News/Detecting Fake News

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Fake News and Digital Literacies: some resources • Literacies

Fake News and Digital Literacies: some resources • Literacies | Learning Literacies | Scoop.it
What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information? How is it that the fulfillment of human hopes for a open knowledge society seem to have resulted in both increased skepticism of, and casualness with, information? What tools and understanding can library professionals bring to a world that seems to be dominated by fake news?

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Fake News and Filter Bubbles: Teaching Web Literacy Concepts at Brooklyn Public Library

Fake News and Filter Bubbles: Teaching Web Literacy Concepts at Brooklyn Public Library | Learning Literacies | Scoop.it
My first big assignment in 2017 (aside from successfully pulling off our annual conference) was to create a training plan for a 3-hour session for librarians at Brooklyn Public Library on web literacy. I was grateful for the input of BPL’s Director of Customer Experience on shaping the plan for the day, and thrilled as always to work with one of my web literacy partners in crime to make the training a success.

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