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Battling Fake News

Libraries have been doing Information Literacy for years: (ENG) 

Google partners with fact-checking network to fight fake news / https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/26/google-fake-news-international-fact-checking-network/

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Google vs. Fake News

Just in time for the Wikipedia volunteer fact checking announcement. The ongoing battle: (via PCW) Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback / http://www.pcworld.com/article/3192354/data-center-cloud/google-will-try-to-combat-fake-news-using-search-and-user-feedback.html

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Volunteer fact checkers?

I've got a bad feeling about this. Ask any librarian about the use of Wikipedia as a primary source: (via CNN) Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a news website / http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/25/media/wikitribune-jimmy-wales-fake-news/index.html

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Fact Checking Debunking Bot

The debunking bot: (via PCW) Google combats fake news with 'Fact Check' results in search and news / http://www.pcworld.com/article/3188177/internet/google-combats-fake-news-with-fact-check-results-in-search-and-news.html

More on Google's Fact Checker Results:

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Calculating the Search Result

Librarians know this already, but for some this is a good reminder: (via TWP) Always click the first Google result? You might want to stop doing that:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/06/30/always-click-the-first-google-result-you-might-want-to-stop-doing-that/?postshare=5451435688895719 /

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