Free Fake News Classroom Poster

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The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions has released an excellent poster for your classroom identifying 'How to spot Fake News"

It can be downloaded here

Recently we posted an insightful article about teaching Fake News in your classroom and I can highly recommend reading it here.

Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this.

When Oxford Dictionaries announced post-truth was Word of the Year 2016, we as librarians realise action is needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society.

IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News)  to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you. Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and on social media networks. The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes.