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Knowledge Is Power: Fighting Misinformation, Disinformation, and Junk News

Recorded Workshop

In this video you will:

  • Discover terminology that can help us be more precise in talking about "fake news"
  • Learn to spot unreliable news and control the spread
  • Understand the role that bias plays in media manipulation
  • Locate reputable news media sources available at WashU

Guide Attribution

Terms of Use: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Commons Deed, version 4.0. It is attributed to Research & Learning Services, Olin Library. Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY, USA. The original version can be found here

In today's session we will:

  • Discover terminology that can help us be more precise in talking about "fake news"

  • Learn to spot unreliable news and control the spread

  • Understand the role that bias plays in media manipulation

  • Locate reputable news media sources available at WashU

United Nations COVID19 Response

Poll: Sharing Fake News Stories

Where do you get your news?
Major daily newspaper (print or online): 0 votes (0%)
Television: 0 votes (0%)
Social media (TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, etc.): 1 votes (100%)
Online news sites: 0 votes (0%)
Friends/family: 0 votes (0%)
Other: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Have you ever shared fake news unknowingly?
Yes: 0 votes (0%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
I'm not sure: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0
Have you ever shared fake news on purpose?
Yes: 0 votes (0%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Maybe: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0
Have you ever fallen victim to a fake news story?
Yes: 0 votes (0%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
I'm not sure: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0
What is your role at WU?
Undergraduate Student: 0 votes (0%)
Graduate Student: 0 votes (0%)
Post Doc: 0 votes (0%)
Faculty/Lecturer: 0 votes (0%)
Staff: 0 votes (0%)
Alumna/us: 0 votes (0%)
Community Member/Non-Affiliated: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0