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4. Evaluating Information 2

 
4. Evaluating Information 2
Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 2:08 PM

 

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You have already seen that academic texts (and research) should be based on credible information. In addition to the videos on credible information that you have seen, there is a lot of others on the Internet. It has actually become a very important topic in today's society. 

 

Take a look at the 3 videos below, that are produced by BBC (they are followed by activities you may complete). What do you think? Do you have others to suggest?

 

 

Fake News: Fact and Fiction

'Fake news' is one of the best-known expressions of our time. But where does it come from, what does it really mean and how can you protect yourself from it? In episode one of our new series, we take a look at the word 'fake' itself.

Video 1 here

 

'News' - where does it come from and what does it really mean?

Most people follow the news - it can be difficult to avoid sometimes. But what is it, and where does the word come from? In episode two of our new series, Fake News: Fact and Fiction, we take a look at the word 'news'. 

Video 2 here

 

'Information' - what does it really mean and how can I use it?

Everybody knows what 'information' means, don't they? But what about 'misinformation' or 'disinformation'? In episode three of our new series, Fake News: Fact and Fiction, we take a look at the word 'information' and hear some examples of when fake news has led to tragedy.

Video 3 here

 

 

 

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Re: 4. Evaluating Information 2
by Pedro Ricardo Bin (18101609) - Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 5:51 PM
 

As I mentioned in last forum, one possibility to help people find credible information is scientific dissemination. Learning how to communicate the results of your research not only to your peers but also to society is important to improve science credibility and people's life.