Chapter 4. Can We Save Ourselves?

Joanna M. Burkhardt


Chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 8), “Combatting Fake News in the Digital Age”

Chapter 4 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 8), “Combatting Fake News in the Digital Age,” looks at how individuals can protect themselves from fake news. Reading an article before sending it on to friends is a first line of defense. Fact-checking information with Scopes, FactCheck, and other fact-checking sites limits the spread of fake news. Evaluation of author and publisher credentials is critical. Verification of information in multiple sources can help identify fake news. Individuals must view information with skepticism and share it with others only after careful evaluation.

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