In the midst of a global pandemic, we are also experiencing an “infodemic” of hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and misinformation. According to Pew Research Center, “those who rely on social media for news are less likely to get the facts right about the coronavirus and politics and more likely to hear some unproven claims.” What can you do? Join the HL News Challenge! Each day for the next few weeks, we will present a quick and easy task to help you adopt healthier information practices.
Each task will be posted to the library’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and will link to further information to help you build your media literacy and adopt a more nourishing news diet.