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Newsguard for critical literacy or Fake News

Newsguard  is an American community interest organisation  assessing news websites for accuracy against a range of criteria. The assessment is done by a team of journalists committed to an open and transparent process.  Newsguard is a web extension - free to download and use. By searching for something like the Guardian, Daily Mail or BBC a small symbol – green or red is flagged in the corner of the screen giving you an assessment against a range of criteria.

School Libraries can promote Newsguard, making parents and young people aware of its potential to give some security and control over the information they need.

A plan to produce some UK Education packs for school librarians is underway.

 

 

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