Is It Fake News - Confirmation Bias and How to Approach It, A Librarian's Perspective




Allan, Mark

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To educate regarding confirmation bias and other cognitive biases and their role in finding, the belief in, and the redissemination of fake news and other misinformation. To review Librarian tools used primarily in instruction but also including teaching that takes place at the reference desk. To promote the inclusion of techniques and resources that can be used by librarians to combat confirmation bias.This PowerPoint accompanied a presentation given at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference on Thursday, April 5, 2018 during the session Is It Fake News? For additional information such as presentation notes, please contact the presenter.



Information Literacy, Media literacy, Confirmation Bias, library, craap, c.r.a.a.p., myside bias, cognitive bias, heuristics, acrl framework, ala, psychology, videos, teaching, librarians, fake news, misinformation, disinformation, social media, research


Allan, M. (2018, April 5). Is it fake news - confirmation bias and how to approach it, A librarian's perspective. Presentation at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.