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Evaluating Information in the Era of "Fake News"

About this Guide

Did you know that Fake News stories on various sides of the political spectrum were more widely shared than real news stories during the 2016 election?  Did you know that there are people who intentionally spread misinformation in order to make money?  Learn all this in more in the GCC Library's Fake News Research Guide.  This guide is filled with articles, links, infographics and resources meant to help researchers understand the Fake News problem.  It is divided into several main parts...

Getting Started: This section defines the topic "Fake News" along with related issues of "Echo Chambers" and "Confirmation Bias".  There is also a Fake News quiz along with articles and infographics to help you get an understanding of the issue.

Find In-Depth ArticlesThis section provides a wealth of articles that tackle the "Fake News" issue in depth and help to further refine and give understanding to the issues at hand.

Combating Fake News: This section provides a series of techniques, articles, and infographics that will help you find ways to both identify and prevent the spread of Fake News.

 

Upcoming Fake News Panel Discussions!

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Fight the Fake News epidemic and inoculate yourself with the truth by attending a Fake News Workshop in the library this November 2017. Sessions are only a half-hour and will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays on November 14th, 15th, and 17th from 10am to 10:30am and on November 28th, 29th and December 1st from 1pm to 1:30pm in the library classroom....

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