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Information Literacy: Itís become a priority in an era of fake news

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 9:34:42 a.m.

When David Oxtoby said in a 2011 speech that "facts matter," the president of Pomona College could not have known that "post-truth" would be the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2016.

Teaching students to separate fact from fiction has become a priority after an election in which false "news" played a large role. Fabricated stories like the one that claimed prominent Democrats were running a child-sex ring out of a pizza shop in the nation’s capital have drawn alarm.


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