During our “fake news” workshop, many students shared concerns about the difficulties of identifying misinformation, clickbait, propaganda, and disinformation online. Navigating the many different — and sometimes unfamiliar — news and media outlets whose stories circulate without much context on Facebook, and Twitter is a major challenge.
B.S. Detector uses the list originally developed by Dr. Melissa Zimdars, a communication and media professor at Merrimack College, for one of her classes. The list is now curated by Dr. Zimdars and others in the Open Sources project.
Today’s post was written by Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Reference & Instruction Librarian for Theology.