Curbing fake news: A qualitative study of the readiness of academic librarians in Ghana

dimly lit aisle of books in an academic library

August 27, 2022

While fake news has been a common problem for well over a century, the emergence of social media and smartphones has escalated its spread. This study adopts a qualitative approach to explore the readiness of academic librarians in curbing fake news. Data was drawn from interviews with reference library staff and head librarians who were…

The Role of Libraries in Misinformation Programming: A Research Agenda

October 27, 2020

Misinformation, or fake news, has exploded across social media platforms and communities over the past few years, with serious social and political implications. Many library practitioners and organizations have argued that libraries can and should play a central role in educating the public about this emerging issue. However, serious gaps exist in understanding how libraries…