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COVID-19 Pandemic and Vaccines: How to Find the Facts

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Fake news and misinformation spread like wildfire in the age of technology and social media, and the global pandemic of COVID-19 has been no exception of what, or what not, to believe. Since the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, many people have relied on social media more than ever for news. Check out our Health… read more >>

Don’t Be Duped

Have you ever been duped by faulty logic used by a politician, public speaker, co-worker, or friend? Probably. Unfortunately, fallacious arguments are commonplace and we’ve all likely been both taken in by or even used bad arguments ourselves without realizing it. That’s because fallacious arguments aren’t always easy to spot. Sometimes they seem quite convincing… read more >>

2020 Election – Rumors, Conspiracies vs Facts, Reality

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It’s 2020, another election has just finished, and yet again misinformation has been on the rise.  Rumors and conspiracies can be fun to read and share, but it’s always good to check for facts as well.  For many of us, it’s like sharing gossip.  Sometimes we share it for the laugh it provides, sometime because… read more >>

Media Bias and Information Literacy

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With the November election quickly approaching, it may be difficult to figure out how to avoid false or misleading information when trying to determine a candidate’s views. From social media to television, many people aren’t sure where to turn for reliable, fact-based reporting.   According to the Digital Resource Center’s Glossary for News Literacy, media bias is “pattern of unfairness or willful inaccuracy over… read more >>

Current News Resources

In this time of multiple events impacting all U.S. citizens, there are some great library resources to check for current information as well as to verify facts. These subscribed resources, free to use for library cardholders, collect together a wide variety of news stories from across the world. All are linked on our Online Resources webpage. World News Digest is one such resource.  The online vendor, InfoBase,… read more >>