Get help identifying ‘fake news’ before the election

September 17, 2020

Last updated: November 4, 2020

Voting in the U.S. presidential election has passed, but these resources are still available, free, and relevant.

In a media landscape distorted by political propaganda, how confident do you feel navigating misinformation leading up to the Nov. 3 election?

The university's online teach out, Disinformation, Misinformation, and Fake News can help you brush up on your status as an informed voter, and keep the resistance against fake news alive. It's available at any time for free for the U-M community, and features contributions from U-M librarians Jo Angela Oehrli and Hailey Mooney.

You can also catch Oehrli on the Ferndale Area District Library podcast series, “A Little Too Quiet,” where she discusses her research in information literacy and what our roles are as consumers and producers of information. The series recently received a shout-out from The Oakland Press.

Finally, we have an array of resources in our research guide, ‘Fake News,’ Lies, and Propaganda.

And don't forget to check whether you're registered to vote!

by Emily Buckler

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