Fake news, misinformation, and the challenges they pose for libraries
What is it about?
Combating fake news and misinformation is a concern for many. Libraries may have an important role to play, but first the profession needs to understand fully the dangers of misinformation, and reckon with the possible implications for library solutions and values.
Why is it important?
Librarians have been quick to double-down on traditional services and values as solutions to the problem of misinformation, but there is a significant body of research in psychology, political science, and other fields that challenges those solutions in important ways. If we care about the problem, we need to look closely at this research.
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