Fake News: Harmless or Disruptive?

Submitted by Michelle Keba on December 10th, 2018
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Short Description: 

Did fake news affect the presidential election? Do websites purposely publish misleading stories? In this workshop, learn how to evaluate the trustworthiness of news stories while responsibly sharing reliable information.

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Learning Outcomes: 

After completing the library instruction session, students will be able to:
• evaluate the trustworthiness of the information in news stories
• explain the ethical responsibility of readers to evaluate information sources

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Suggested Citation: 
Keba, Michelle. "Fake News: Harmless or Disruptive?." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2018.