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IFLA Statement on Fake News

The phenomenon of ‘fake news’ has risen to prominence in many countries, regularly appearing in political debate. IFLA is concerned by the risk that this can pose to access to information, where people do not have the skills to spot it, but also by the way… Read More

  • Publications
  • 25 August 2018

Education before Regulation: IFLA Engages at Fake News Workshop

As calls grow for governments to act quickly on fake news, many seem tempted to create ‘bans’ or regulation. However, simple solutions are rarely the best response to complex problems. At a workshop on fake news with European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel in 27 February, IFLA underlined the weaknesses of regulation, and the importance of education, as a way forwards. Read More

  • News
  • 01 March 2018
  • By: anonymous

Real Solutions to Fake News: How Libraries Help

Freedoms of access to information and expression online are at risk. The spread of deliberately misleading information risks undermining confidence in the Internet, while heavy-handed reactions from authorities and platforms limit fundamental human rights. Read More

  • News
  • 20 August 2017
  • By: anonymous