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Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week 2020

The eighth annual global celebration of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 24 to 31 October 2020, under the theme “Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone”. Global MIL Week 2020 is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and… Read More

  • Events
  • 26 August 2020

How To Spot Fake News at a Time of COVID-19

One of the key parts of the response to COVID-19 has been the fight against the ‘infodemic’ – the volume of misleading information spreading around the world. With their long-standing role in promoting media and information literacy, libraries have a key potential role to play. Read More

  • News
  • 16 April 2020
  • By: anonymous

How to Spot Fake News – COVID-19 Edition

With fighting misinformation around COVID-19 a key part of the overall response to the pandemic, libraries have the reputation and the skills to make an important contribution. IFLA has produced a COVID-19 edition of our popular How To Spot Fake News infographic, with a stronger focus… Read More

  • Publications
  • 16 April 2020

Global Media and Information Literacy Week Feature Conference

As information becomes more and more central to the way we work, live and communicate, the importance of the ability to find, understand and use it grows. In parallel, concerns around fake news underline the risks to democracy and informed decision-making from misinformation. Media and information… Read More

  • Events
  • 15 October 2018

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

Getting to Grips with Information in a Digital Age: IFLA Joins Reflections at UNESCO Conference

The first UNESCO-IFAP conference on ‘Tangible and Intangible Impacts of Information and Communications in the Digital Age’ took place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on 3-8 June 2018. The meeting took a long-term perspective on the implications of digital transformation on the way we learn, share and communicate. IFLA offered words of welcome, underlining the contribution libraries could make to such debates. Read More

  • News
  • 13 June 2018
  • By: anonymous

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

Colloquium on Fake News and Disinformation Online

The European Union is looking to establish what sort of response, if any, should be made to the phenomenon of 'fake news' on the Internet. With some countries having decided to introduce efforts to ban it (with a high possibility of unintended consequences), the need to make the case… Read More

  • Events
  • 21 February 2018