A Natural Alliance Youth Librarians, Schools and Teaching Critical Thinking [aka dealing with Misinformation]


Public libraries and schools should team up to teach how to evaluate information. In a Stanford study, 2/3rds of students couldn’t recognize a sponsored ad vs true news, over half believed a fake video of ballot stuffing. We need digital literacy curriculum to guarantee the vitality of American democracy. The best approach is inoculation explaining misleading or manipulative argumentation strategies that make people resilient to subsequent manipulation attempts. Come learn some inoculation techniques! Evaluating news articles and websites, Facebook and Twitter posts, deepfakes, survey/poll questions, graphs, and charts. Plus more! Sponsored by OLA SSD (Support Staff Division).


  • Donna Cohen, Civics for Adults – To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement, Teacher and Librarian

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