“Fake News, Facts, Education, Government ...and Truth"
Ilene Frank (Multiple Sites), Librarian;
Kae Novak, Instructional Designer & Student Success Coordinator for Online Learning, Front Range Community College
TLT Group Moderators: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Sally Gilbert
1:30 - 2:00 PM ET pre session.
2:00 -3:00 PM ET Main event.
3:00 - 3:30 PM ET After thoughts
Education, scholarship, research, and legitimate government depend on our confidence in sources of truth. Our faith in the validity, reliability, and persistence of those sources depends on the links that connect us to them. Links like citation and attribution, ….
“Fake News” and “Alternate Facts” break those links and undermine our confidence.
How can we repair this chain of trust?
"... it’s our shared responsibility to insist on the existence of facts and the force of law as the language of democratic government — and that just as the president is not above the law, he is also not above the facts.”
From “Can a president who disregards the truth uphold his oath of office?
His job demands a basic level of respect for the concepts of law and meaning.” by Quinta Jurecic January 27
II. Resources References Readings
III. Actions - Options, Recommendations, Next Steps
Resources from Ilene Frank, Librarian
“Evaluating News” Annotated Resources, https://goo.gl/7VqRty
Topics: Verify; Courses, Assignments; Glossary; Google Search;
Can We Trust Government Websites?
“Fake News, Misleading News, Biased News” http://libguides.hccfl.edu/fakenews
Includes: Articles about fake news; Evaluating Sources; Assignments on Evaluating Sources; Terms and Definitions. Other Useful Resources
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