When it comes to news who do you trust and who can you trust? Put your information to the CRAAP test. Does it stand up?
Now, more than ever, it is important to verify not only the source where the information is coming from, but also the content. The news today is full of misinformation fake news that is being churned at a very fast pace.
There are three types of Fake News
For more information on this and the use of AI in creating fake news please see this journal article
Article on Disinformation campaigns and the harm it can cause. From the article: "It’s useful to think of disinformation not as a single piece of information or even a single narrative, but as a campaign, a set of actions and narratives produced and spread to deceive for political purpose."
TEDx Video - Unmasking Misinformation by Chris Howard "To make sense of the information streaming to and at us through media and social-media, we need to be able to detect and identify misinformation, misleading information, and disinformation. This talk shares key tools and practices we can learn that can help us navigate what can seem like a minefield of misinformation, so we can better sift valuable information from what could be harmful. Chris Coward studies information at the University of Washington Information School. As director of the UW's Technology & Social Change Group and co-founder of the Center for an Informed Public, Chris focuses on issues of access, digital inclusion, digital literacy, civic engagement, and most recently, misinformation. Fake news, disinformation, misinformation, hype, rumor and distortion can create mine field and labyrinths. He shares clues on how to strengthen constructive interactions and free yourself from the escape room of popular misinformation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community."
"Disinformation leverages social media to create a snowball effect, a mammoth virtual version of the children's game of telephone. The point of this Information Age disinformation is to pump out online content that has been edited with a specific purpose in mind. Read this article for more information on an example of this.