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Information Literacy & Fake News

"Fake news" is a hot topic these days and learning to discern the real news goes hand in hand with information literacy.

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Articles on strategies for teaching how to evaluate news and images

Anastasia, Laura, and Mary Kate Frank.  “When Photos Lie: Fake Images Are Tricking Countless People on Social Media. Here’s Why That Matters--and How You Can Avoid Getting Fooled.” Junior Scholastic, vol. 121, no. 1, Sept. 2018, p. 16.

Batchelor, Jacob. “Fighting FAKE NEWS.” Science World, vol. 74, no. 10, Mar. 2018, p. 14. 

Be a Science Fact-Checker.” Science World, vol. 74, no. 10, Mar. 2018, p. 18.

Breakstone, Joel, et al. “Why We Need a New Approach to Teaching Digital Literacy.” Phi Delta Kappan, vol. 99, no. 6, Mar. 2018, pp. 27–32. ​

Colglazier, Will. “Real Teaching in an Era of Fake News.” Education Digest, vol. 83, no. 7, Mar. 2018, pp. 4–9. ​

Fake News: How to Help Students Decipher It.” Curriculum Review, vol. 57, no. 6, Feb. 2018, p. 10. 

Gardner, Melissa, and Nicolle Mazzola. “Fighting Fake News: Tools and Resources to Combat Disinformation.” Knowledge Quest, vol. 47, no. 1, Sept. 2018, pp. 6–7. 

Grossbart, Sarah. “Fighting Fake News.” Junior Scholastic, vol. 120, no. 1, Sept. 2017, p. 12.

Johnson, Mica. “Fighting ‘Fake News’: How We Overhauled Our Website Evaluation Lessons.” Knowledge Quest, vol. 47, no. 1, Sept. 2018, pp. 32–36. ​

Knight, Will. “Fake America Great Again.” MIT Technology Review, vol. 121, no. 5, Sept. 2018, p. 36.

Little, Hannah Byrd. “Media Literacy: A Moving Target.” Knowledge Quest, vol. 47, no. 1, Sept. 2018, pp. 16–23. 

Pattison, Darcy. “Fake News: Teaching Skeptics, Not Cynics.” Knowledge Quest, vol. 47, no. 1, Sept. 2018, pp. 62–64. 

Staffers, Carl, and Jennifer Hackett. “Fake News, Fake Data: How Bad Data and Misleading Graphs Are Fueling Fake News. (Cover Story).” Scholastic Math, vol. 38, no. 2, Sept. 2017, p. 8.

Tarshis, Lauren. “Can You Trust the News?” Scholastic Action, vol. 41, no. 1, Sept. 2017, p. 4.

Academic articles on fake news, deepfakes and media literacy

Bajarin, Tim. “How Do You Fight Fake News? Start With the Kids.” PC Magazine, Oct. 2018, pp. 45–48.

Blanding, Michael. “Can Extreme Transparency Fight Fake News and Create More Trust with Readers?” Nieman Reports, vol. 72, no. 2, Spring 2018, pp. 34–41.

Borel, Brooke. “Clicks, Lies and Videotape.” Scientific American, vol. 319, no. 4, Oct. 2018, pp. 38–43. 

Borel, Brooke. “Last Year There Were 8,164 Fake News Stories.” Popular Science, vol. 290, no. 2, Spring 2018, pp. 64–124.

Chesney, Robert, and Danielle Citron. “Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War: The Coming Age of Post-Truth Geopolitics.” Foreign Affairs, vol. 98, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 147–153.

Christy, Tatiana. “Game of Trolls: The Sinister Face of Facebook.” New American (08856540), vol. 34, no. 5, Mar. 2018, pp. 25–27.

Eva, Nicole, and Erin Shea. “Marketing Libraries in an Era of ‘Fake News.’” Reference & User Services Quarterly, vol. 57, no. 3, Spring 2018, pp. 168–171.

Kochhar, Sarab.  “Fake Research for Fake News.” USA Today Magazine, vol. 146, no. 2874, Mar. 2018, p. 53.

Leslie, Ian. “Digital Dispatches.” New Statesman, vol. 147, no. 5440, Oct. 2018, p. 38. 

Maher, Stephen.  “The Year of Fakes.” Maclean’s, vol. 131, no. 12, Jan. 2019, pp. 12–13. 

Rose-Wiles, Lisa. “Reflections on Fake News, Librarians, and Undergraduate Research.” Reference & User Services Quarterly, vol. 57, no. 3, Spring 2018, pp. 200–204.

Shao, Chengcheng, et al. “Anatomy of an Online Misinformation Network.” PLoS ONE, vol. 13, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 1–23.

Sheridan, Kate. “A Conspiracy of Algorithms.” Newsweek Global, vol. 170, no. 15, Apr. 2018, pp. 38–39.

Steinmetz, Katy. “How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News.” Time.Com, Sept. 2018, p. 1.

Steinmetz, Katy. “The Real Fake News Crisis.” Time, vol. 192, no. 7, Aug. 2018, pp. 26–31.

Temming, Maria. “Algorithm Makes Fake Videos Lifelike.” Science News, vol. 194, no. 5, Sept. 2018, pp. 12–13.

Temming, Maria. “Computer Programs Call out Lies on the Internet.” Science News, vol. 194, no. 3, Aug. 2018, pp. 22–26.

Toronto, William D. “Fake News and Kill-Switches: The U.S. Government’s Fight to Respond to and Prevent Fake News.” Air Force Law Review, vol. 79, June 2018, pp. 167–206.

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