A blog from WHSLA (Wisconsin Health Sciences Library Association). What do we blog about? Medicine, medical libraries, health science libraries, NLM, medicine and graphic novels, CE and conference opportunities for medical and health science librarians and library staff.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Another Article for Discussion: Don't go down the Rabbit Hole
Warzel, C., 2021. Opinion | Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole: Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation. [online] Nytimes.com. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/opinion/fake-news-media-attention.html [Accessed 22 February 2021].
This article proposes teaching students (and others) the SIFT method used by fact checkers, in part because it's quick and simple:
Investigate the source.
Find better coverage.
Trace claims, quotes and media to the original context.
Let's continue the conversation: What do you think?