Fake news

Is this a genuine article…….and how would we know?

In our latest blog post, Sarah Pavey, the School Libraries representative for the CILIP Information Literacy Group, talks about current ways that are normally used to teach fake news and instead suggests that a flipped approach is best. We may settle down and watch the latest episode on television of members of the public delving …

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Combatting disinformation – the war in Ukraine

CILIP and the Media and Information Literacy Alliance have pulled together a guide and a short list of resources to help address the issue around disinformation and ‘fake news’ around the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is available here on the CILIP website. The guide incorporates a useful and succinct infographic, reproduced and downloadable below, with …

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Why do we associate information literacy with fake news?

In this guest post, JIL’s Editor in Chief, Alison Hicks asks “Why do we associate information literacy with fake news?”. I mean I obviously know why, in principle. ‘Fake news’, alternative facts, misinformation, disinformation or whatever you want to call it is associated with bias, trust, reliability, credibility and authority, all of which are hallmarks …

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Online Weekly Seminars on Fake News & Misinformation

Shining a Light in the Post-Truth Era Starting on 29th April, a series of free online 1 hour weekly seminars are running on Fake New and Misinformation. These are being hosted by LIR, a user group within Ireland’s HEAnet libraries. You can find out more information and book your place on the LIR Group’s website.

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Information literacy and the role of inoculation theory

Dr Geoff Walton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Information & Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, considers the role of inoculation theory in tackling misinformation. The events on Capitol Hill in Washington DC demonstrated very graphically what happens when people are no longer able to discern fact from fiction. As information literacy specialists, we have …

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Resources for tackling vaccine misinformation

In this blog post, Pip Divall, Clinical Librarian Service Manager at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and CILIP Information Literacy Group’s Health Sector rep, gathers together useful resources for tackling Covid-19 vaccine misinformation during the global pandemic.   The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines has been rapid during the first few months of 2021, …

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Conspiracy Theories and Covid-19 with Sense about Science

Jacqueline Geekie is the Public Libraries Representative on the Information Literacy Group and is the Information Literacy and Learning Librarian for Live Life Aberdeenshire. What do a pub landlord, a student and a librarian have in common?  No, this isn’t the start of a joke, they all attended the same workshop recently with Sense about …

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Media and Information Literacy – lessons and interventions from around the world

Earlier this year, Full Fact, one of the UK’s leading fact-checking bodies, in association with international partners (Africa Check in South Africa and Chequeado in Argentina) published a short report showing that media and information literacy interventions can be very effective at fostering information discernment and helping people be better equipped in the face of …

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The role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online

The CILIP Information Literacy Group has today released a statement relating to the role of library and knowledge specialists in moving education and training online. Introduction by Dr Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group Information literacy is a key part of the work of many library and information professionals and is defined …

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