Bangani, S. (2021) ‘The Fake News Wave: Academic Libraries’ Battle Against Misinformation During COVID-19′, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 47(5). From Stellenbosch University Library & Information Service, South Africa, this inspiring example considers the extent of fake news and misinformation in African contexts and the ways libraries have been helping to combat it.
A report launched by the OECD this week Data based on the cross-national PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) surveys. Are students taught reading strategies for assessing the credibility of sources? Is socio-economic status significant?
Paper from arxiv with the following findings: consistently, negative opinions toward vaccines are correlated with misinformation. These results suggest that addressing online misinformation must be a key component of interventions aimed to maximize the effectiveness of vaccination campaigns.