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Fake news and alternative facts : information literacy in a post-truth era

Author: Nicole A Cooke
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018. ©2018
Series: Special reports (American Library Association)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Talk of so-called fake news, what it is and what it isn't, is front and center across the media landscape, with new calls for the public to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. But none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy. Cooke, a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, believes that the current  Read more...
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Cooke, Nicole A.
Fake news and alternative facts.
Chicago : ALA Editions, 2018
(DLC) 2018009348
(OCoLC)1030445054
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole A Cooke
ISBN: 9780838917503 083891750X 9780838917510 0838917518 9780838917527 0838917526
OCLC Number: 1048398514
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 48 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
The information behavior of it all --
The illusion of Internet savvy --
Critical thinking and metaliteracy --
Conclusion--
Appendix: Additional resources: The larger context of fake news: suggested books ; Multiple forms of literacy: suggested articles and websites ; Resources for information consumers.
Series Title: Special reports (American Library Association)
Responsibility: Nicole A. Cooke.

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