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Real-Time Fact-Checking: Triage for Information Resource Reliability

  • 07 Apr 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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How to Deal Constructively with Fake News and (Un)Reliable Information

Planners/Contributors: Fake News Participants

TLT Group Moderators: Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, Sally Gilbert

Time:
1:30 Pre-session activities
2:00 Main event
3:00 After thoughts

Description:

“Real-Time Fact-Checking” is the focus for FridayLive! April 7. We’ll examine some recent Fake News, introduce some tools for Real-Time Fact-Checking, and test them together - live!

This extends the TLT Group’s ad hoc online series: “How to Deal Constructively with Fake News and (Un)Reliable Information.” We’ve exchanged worries and hopes, challenges and resources.

We’ll include results from March 24 online crowdsourcing, introduce “Triage for Information Resource Reliability,” and review our “1-Pager” - a brief selection of recommendations, guidelines, and other resources for those who want to BEGIN taking action within higher education: students, faculty, researchers, scholars, librarians, and other academic professionals.

Here’s a sample of fact-checking resources identified in our series, and links to some provocative articles about “trust levels” and the rapidly changing fact-checking “industry”!

Fact-Checking Resources:

Tools:  Snopes Fact Check;  Crosscheck;  Tineyereverse image search

Tools Limited to Politics:

Articles:

How ‘News Literacy’ Gets Web Misinformation Wrong,” by Mike Caulfield, April 3, 2017, https://medium.com

These are the most and least trusted news outlets in America,” by Pamela Engel, Mar. 27, 2017, 4:15 PM, Business Insider website;

Trust Levels of News Sources by Ideological Group” <Includes useful, provocative graphic>, October 20, 2014, Pew Research Center, Journalism & Media, “POLITICAL POLARIZATION & MEDIA HABITS”

Expanding Fact Checking at Google,”Journalism & News, Keyword, a Google Blog, Feb 15, 2017

Fakery blooms in social-media era, spelling deep trouble: The fate of democracy hangs in the balance,” Rob Miraldi, First Freedom 6:02 a.m. ET Jan. 15, 2017, USA Today

Fact Check from Google News Help Forum, “What does each source label (e.g., ‘blog’) mean?”

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