Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

You might enjoy this article for its link to the ACRL framework for information literacy or you might like it because it criticizes the CBC Chatbot that teaches you about misinformation. Now I'm not going to be able to review the chatbot because it requires I use my Facebook login to interact on Messenger - and I don't use Facebook products because they allow and encourage fake news. But Mike Caulfield makes the reasonable point here that awarding a blue check mark for a 'genuine' news source (like say MintPress News or Russia Today) may encourage readers to mistakenly trust these sources. "And we haven't even got into the other side of the problem — the number of pages that are from trustworthy and important sources but don't have a checkmark." Like, say, me!

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