Why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy By Stéphane Goldstein It’s been two years in the making, but at long last, I’m pleased to announce the publication of the book that I’ve edited, ‘Informed Societies: why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy’. The title, published by Facet, is available here. This […]
The MisinfoCon roadshow rolled into London on 24 October, with a packed, day-long event at the Royal Society of Arts, in London. For those not in the know, MisinfoCon is a “global movement focused on building solutions to online trust, verification, fact checking, and reader experience in the interest of addressing misinformation in all of its forms” […]
A few days ago, the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee published its long-awaited preliminary report on disinformation and fake news. This follows from a lengthy inquiry (to which InformAll and the CILIP Information Literacy Group made a submission) that has been running for a year and a half. I have reported […]
As previously reported here, the UK Parliament is running an inquiry into fake news. During 2017, the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee collected written submissions from interested parties. More recently, it has taken oral evidence; on 23 January, it invited three academics to provide a perspective with significant bearing on information […]
CILIP and the Information Literacy Group have launched a neat and nifty infographic on making informed political decisions, as part of the #FactsMatter initiative. This is intended to help with making informed choices, combating misinformation and supporting evidence-based voting in the UK General Election, on 8 June 2017. To be shared widely!
In January 2017, the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport launched an inquiry into fake news. InformAll, in collaboration with the CILIP Information Literacy Group, submitted a response in March. Not only is this inquiry timely, but it is directly relevant to information literacy. Indeed, one of the questions posed by […]