Millennials, more than any other generation, are likely to visit and trust their local lending institutions.
Some lessons from the health community’s long battle with misinformation.
“With the proliferation of hoaxes, conspiracy theories, doctored photos and lies that look like news, it’s inevitable: We’re all chumps sometimes.For those who are tired of it, along comes the first International Fact-Checking Day — which arrived, appropriately, on Sunday, just after April Fools’ Day.Think of it as a global counterpunch on behalf of truth.”
Journalism School, UNC, Librarian.. on Fact Checking.. really good resource!
Source: Checking Facts – MEJO 153: Writing and Reporting – LibGuides at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
#journalism #ethics #journalists #realnews
There is no single, all-knowing source for news. Reporters are trained to seek opposing sides of a story to provide context and balance, but they sometimes fall into habits of turning to familiar sources. They can fall into their own echo chambers.
See also these new guidelines, from last year, first revision for these in 15 years… http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework .. pass along to those who are having trouble with facts vs. fiction in a post-truth era.. literacy is at the core of Democracy, capital D…
Try a search on “Obama” and pick recent to see some “fake news” listings.. my check just now showed no one was fact-checking a reported post on Obama increasing the national debt… just one example…
A free tool known as ‘Hoaxy,’ developed by Indiana University’s Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, aims to provide a better understanding of how fake news makes its way across the internet.
Wonderful idea, whose time is perhaps just right (though I wish we’d had this *before* the election).. hopefully, this can be cloned and re-coded for all the major browsers…
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Medioimages/Photodisc.
“How It Works
Once you install the extension, as you scroll through your Facebook feed, stories that Slate has identified as fake news will be flagged with a red banner over the preview image, informing you that they’ve been debunked. What differentiates This Is Fake from some other, earlier experiments in fake-news prevention is that the banner links directly to an article from a reputable source that debunks the story in question, and it prompts the user to share the debunking as a comment on the offending post.”