infographic with tips to evaluating biased news.By IFLA (edited by Gil Dekel).

Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy.

With Oxford Dictionaries announcement that post-truth is Word of the Year 2016, it seems that there is a need to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society.

The following infographic has eight simple steps (based on’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece.

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infographic with tips to evaluating biased news.


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How To Spot Fake News (free infographic) by IFLA / Dr. Gil Dekel is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Gil Dekel. 2 March 2017.
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