Fake News Resources from ALA

The American Library Association has rounded up some resources on one of the hot topics of our day: fake news. In all kinds of libraries–school, public, academic–librarians are offering their constituents strategies for discerning fact from fiction in their daily news consumption.  Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up  offers up some webinars, LibGuides, books, and articles devoted to the issue of fake news.  Included in the suggested books is a title from one of our own,  Unspun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Brooks Jackson.

For some deeper reading on the subject check out: Post-truth: Study Epidemiology of Fake News by Adam Jurcharski in Nature 540,525

Also,  keep and eye on the London School’s Media Policy Project Blog that is devoting a series of posts on fake news, the first one is here.