Entries tagged with ‘fake news’

The Library’s #DayofFacts

On Friday, February 17, the Gustavus Library will join libraries, museums, archives and other cultural institutions to participate in the #DayofFacts campaign. Day of Facts is a social media event dedicated to reminding the public that facts matter, and that our institutions are still trusted sources for truth and knowledge. On Friday, we will be on Twitter, […]

Facts are Facts

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” This Aldous Huxley quote is displayed prominently at the top of our Fighting Fake News online guide. We created our fake news guide because helping people develop the skills to evaluate information is central to our mission. So let’s talk about “alternative facts,” which popped up in […]

Fighting Fake News

Worried about fake news? Yeah, so are we. Fake news is no joke. It undermines facts, confuses local and national discussions, and threatens our very democracy. Libraries play a unique and important role in educating people about fake news. In fact, the mission of the Gustavus Library is “instructing in [information’s] use, interpretation, and evaluation.” […]