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Chasing Unicorns: Post-truth, fake news and alternative facts: Read more

A supplemental resource guide for Brandon University's CTLT Take22 sessions on March 29 & 30.

Articles, studies, etc.


Academia Obscura. Is this the Worst Academic Journal Ever?

ALA Public Programs Office. News: Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up.

Hunt Allcock and Matthew Gentzkow. Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election. Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 31, Number 2. Spring 201 Pages 211–236

Michael Barthel et. al. Many Americans Believe Fake News is Sowing Confusion.

Yochai Benkler et. al. Study: Brietbart-led Right-wing Media Ecosystem Altered Broader Media agenda.

Danah Boyd. Did Media Literacy Backfire?​

Common Sense Media. News and America’s Kids: How Young People are Impacted by the News.

Margaret Crocco, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Rebecca Jacobsen, Avner Segall. Teaching with Evidence. Phi Delta Kappan. Volume: 98 issue: 7, page(s): 67-71 Article first published online: March 22, 2017;Issue published: April 1, 2017

Lisa Fazio. Unbelievable news? Read it again and you might think it's true. The Conversation. December 5 2016. Accessed October 13 2017.

Jeffrey Gottfried and Elisa Shearer. News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016. Pew Research Center

Kate Horowitz. With Training, We Can Learn to Spot Fake News

Sander van der Linden, Anthony Leiserowitz, Seth Rosenthal, Edward Maibach. Inoculating the Public against Misinformation about Climate Change. Global Challenges. 23 January 2017 DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201600008

Adrianne Jeffries. Google’s Featured Snippets are Worse than Fake News.

Rebecca Klein. An Army of Sophisticated Bots is Influencing the Debate Around Education: Education policy is not immune to fake news.

David Kravets. Alternative Facts Alert: Proposed Legislation Bans “Fake News." Even Satirical Websites, Such as The Onion, Could Come Under Fire.”

Napier Lopez. Facebook Can Now Flag Fake News Stories as ‘Disputed’

Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board. Editorial: “Fake” Journals Rob Us of Sound Science – and Maybe Sound Policy.

Gordon Pennycock  On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit. Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 10, No. 6, November 2015, pp. 549–563

Lee Rainie, Janna Anderson & Jonathan Albright. The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online. Pew Research Center. March 29, 2017.

Jessica Roy. Want to keep fake news out of your newsfeed? College professor creates list of sites to avoid.

Fighting Fake.The Chronicle of Higher Education (January 15, 2017 Sunday ): Date Accessed: 2017/03/28.

False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources.

Roheeni Saxena. The Social Media ‘Echo Chamber’ is Real.

Ana Lucia Schmidt Anatomy of news consumption on Facebook. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol. 114 no. 2 3035-3039, DOI:1073/pnas.1617052114.

Larissa Shamseer et. al. Potential Predatory and Legitimate Biomedical Journals: Can You Tell the Difference? A Cross-sectional Comparison. BMC Medicine 16 March 2017.

Laura Sydell. We Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator in the Suburbs. Here’s What we Learned.

John Timmer. The Truth is Out There – Critical Thinking is one for the history books.

Anne Collins McLaughlin, Alicia Ebbitt McGill. Explicitly Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in a History Course.Science and Education. (2017). doi:10.1007/s11191-017-98782.

Henk van Ess. Inside the Trenches of an Information War.

Nick Visser. Climate Change-Deniers ‘Spam’ Thousands Of Teachers With Anti-Global Warming Packages. The Huffington Post.

Laura Vitto. Yes, of Course, Someone from Congress Apparently Edited the ‘Celibacy’ Wikipedia Page.

Kelly Wallace. Is ‘Fake News’ Fooling Kids? New Report Says Yes.

Sam Wineburg. 4 Steps Schools Need to Take to Combat Fake News

Sam Wineburg and Sara McGrew. Why Students Can't Google Their Way to the Truth. Education Week. November 1 2016.



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