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Information Literacy, Fake News, & Misinformation Resources: Welcome

Definitions

Information Literacy—from Encyclopedia of Distance Learning

"The ability to recognize the need for information, and be able to locate, evaluate, and use the information effectively"

Fake News—from Points of View

"A work of fiction that is presented as a factual news story, often with the intent of deceiving the reader into believing it is factual and enticing them to share it. The term has also been used to undermine established media outlets by questioning the validity of real, factual news"

Misinformation—from Merriam-Webster

"Incorrect or misleading information"

Disinformation—from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary

"False information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth."