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How to Spot Fake News

This infographic is a rather timely addition to our resource center in the age of post-truth, post-fact. “How To Spot Fake News” is published by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). It seems that our librarians are genuinely concerned by the fake and alternative news phenomenon. According to Wikipedia:

“Fake news has been defined as news which is “completely made up and designed to deceive readers to maximize traffic and profit”. News satire uses exaggeration and introduces non-factural elements, but is intended to amuse or make a point, not deceive. Propaganda can also be fake news.”

 

Image: IFLA infographic based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News. Date 27 January 2017.
Source http://blogs.ifla.org/lpa/2017/01/27/alternative-facts-and-fake-news-verifiability-in-the-information-society/
Courtesy: IFLA.