Today’s Digital Challenge
Today’s workshop from the librarians at DIT is the second session on how to spot fake news.
Use of misinformation for financial or political gain is not new, nor is it limited to news stories: while much rarer, academic and research articles have also on occasion been found to contain misinformation too. A 2016 study at Stanford University discovered that many students cannot readily tell the difference between paid-for content and factual news, or cannot easily identify the source of materials they read online
The speed at which misinformation of all kinds can spread in today’s connected world means that now, more than ever, it is important to have the skills to be your own factchecker. Don’t forget to enter the factchecker competition, details for which are carried below.
Answer correctly for a chance to win the new iPad Mini (4th generation)!
Entries open until midnight, Tuesday 6 April 2017
Entries are now closed!
1. One entry per person only permitted.
2. The competition is not open to National Forum staff.
3. Winners will be selected randomly from correct answers.
4. Judge’s decision in relation to selection of prize winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct or the results of a competition the judge’s decision will be final.
6. The prize is non-transferable and will only be awarded to the winner.
7. No cash alternative will be awarded in lieu of stated prize.
8. Entrants who do not supply a valid email address will be disqualified.
9. The winner’s name and organinsation/school name will be announced on our website and social media, and may be used for promotional purposes.