The Oxford English Dictionary defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.
The American Library Association defines information literacy as "possessing the set of skills to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information."
There is an incredible amount of information and misinformation available; news and fake news, truth and alternative truths, viral hoaxes, and social media filters and bubbles. What do we - or should we - believe?
The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you will need not just during your studies, but for the rest of your life. This Subject Guide will give you valuable insight and tools to tell the fact from the fiction.
The "Post-Truth Era" refers to the social phenomenon wherein people are more apt to believe what they want to or what they feel should be correct based on personal beliefs, rather than on concrete evidence and fact.
This guide will provide you with tools, strategies, and resources to help you cultivate informed skepticism about the information you encounter on the Internet, and shield yourself from the dangers of consuming and sharing dubious or incorrect info.
Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. Senator Daniel Moynihan is often attributed as the source of this phrase. Although he popularized the words, he is not the originator.
What is news literacy? News Literacy is "the ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports, whether they come via print, television, or the internet."