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Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or...

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Shannon Gibson
Shannon Gibson (Librarian)
26 weeks ago
I have used this resource off and on for a couple of years. I weave part of it when teaching information literacy. I've also used parts when creating tutorials on this topic. Mr. Caufield has simply explained the technique.
Used in course? Yes
Jodi Brown
Jodi Brown (Librarian)
31 weeks ago
I wish I had known about this when I was involved in undergraduate library instruction!
Dominique Hallett
Dominique Hallett (Librarian)
2 years ago
This is an excellent resource that covers its topic well. It is good for high school or college students and is easy to use. It would be a good supplemental text for an information literacy class or for any class that covers fact-checking web resources.