Fighting Fake News:

Hello everyone,

To be able to fight fake news here are three simple questions you will need to ask yourself:

  • Whos behind the information?
    • who is the author of the piece of information that you are holding in your hands, tablet, etc.?
    • who is funding for the website, the newspaper, etc.?
    • what is the mission or objectives of the author(s)?
    • what might be the motivation behind the information?
  • What‘s the evidence?
    • is there enough proof?
    • is that source trustworthy?
    • do we have enough facts to support the evidence?
    • what piece of information is missing?
  • what do other sources claim?
    • do we have same or different information? what tendency emerge?
    • do we have an agreement or disagreement between the sources of information? if so why?
    • what is the viewpoint of the other sources

For further information, check out the International Federation of Library Associations and institutions (IFLA) infography on “How to spot Fake News

Wishing you a wonderful evening,

Information From a Librarian 🙂

Livres sur le Liban pour tout petits:

Bonjour tout le monde,

A la demande d´une cousine de lui trouver des livres jeunesse sur le Liban , et ayant paufiné mes recherches á travers les grandes maisons d’édition libanaises (Samir, et Antoine) ainsi que sur les moteurs de recherche suivant (la fnac, Amazon, google). Voici, les résultats que j´ai obtenu et que je partage avec vous, des livres qui font découvrir la culture et la géographie ainsi que l´histoire du Liban. Je vous lance le défi de présenter d´autres livres pour tout petits sur le Liban:

How to spot Fake news?

Hello everyone, and welcome to my website, I am sure a lot of you received fake images, fake news , so my job as a Librarian is to help you fight misinformation or fake news. In this post I listed three websites that are fact-checking and who will help you debunk or approve the piece of information that you hold in your hand:

Please stay tuned for more information…

Information from a Librarian 🙂