Publicity for UN's Pause campaign


The United Nations will mark World Social Media Day 2020 on June 30th by launching a new campaign to tackle misinformation and fake news called “Pause – Take care before you share”. The campaign’s pre-publicity emphasises the topical importance of addressing this issue: “We are in a moment of global reckoning, from the pandemic sweeping across the globe to worldwide […]

News


The CILIP Information Literacy Group is working with BBC Bitesize to help with the teaching of fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake campaign contains resources for secondary school pupils on how they can spot fake news or misinformation when they are using their smartphones and mobile devices in the 24/7/365 information society. Finding information that is trustworthy and […]

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IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of their popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus on some of the issues encountered around the pandemic – especially the need to check with other sources – and recognition of the fact that much news today spreads through conversations on social media. “With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key […]

Announcement


BBC Bitesize have today launched a great new resource to help children to identify fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake? website includes articles, video content and quizzes to help young people becoming more discerning about the information they engage with. It also includes content that relates to the current Coronavirus crisis. With misleading stories about Coronavirus and everything […]

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Danielle DeRise is a Lecturer in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In this guest post, she considers how perceptions of bias can influence our engagement with information. For many semesters now, I’ve been engaging my university writing students in conversations about our increasingly digitalized lives. We’ve discussed an excerpt from […]



CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker reports on her talk with Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’. On 28th October, Stéphane Goldstein and I were invited to speak at an RSA regional event in Durham, […]

Event


CILIP Information Literacy Group Chair Jane Secker and Advocacy & Outreach Officer Stéphane Goldstein will be the guest speakers at RSA Durham’s free event on “Critical thinking in an age of disinformation and fake news’, which will take place at Ushaw College, Durham, on Monday, October 28th, 2019. Stéphane and Jane, who are both Fellows of the RSA (Royal Society for […]

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In his latest blog post, Stéphane Goldstein of InformAll provides an insight into the opportunities and challenges of his role as Advocacy & Outreach Officer for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, and gives an update on his recent activities in support of our work to promote information literacy. One of the key functions of CILIP’s Information Literacy Group (ILG) is […]

Research


Dr. Julian McDougall is the Head of the Centre for Media Practice (CEMP) at the University of Bournemouth. He runs a doctoral programme for teachers, edits a journal – Media Practice and Education, and convenes an international conference each year called the Media Education Summit. In this post he talks about fake news and disinformation, discussing a CEMP project addressing this […]



In this guest post, Rebecca Jones, joint School Representative of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, blogs about teaching information literacy and how it relates to fake news As a School Librarian, one way that I have been able to enable pupils to think for themselves about the information they come into contact with is through providing Information Literacy skills sessions. […]