Using Mobile Apps to Combat Fake News

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Librarians and library professionals should challenge themselves to seek the most unbiased and truthful health news and information during a pandemic that has many patrons misled by fake news, disinformation, and misinformation. Through the use of mobile apps users can start to discern truth from lies, and users can learn how to more readily spot fake news. Mobile news apps also have advanced in their features, allowing users to share credible stories to stop the spread of fake news and disinformation and become part of the story by aiding in fact-checking, up-voting, and reporting false, misleading and biased news articles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • disinformation
  • Fake news
  • mobile app overview
  • mobile app review
  • mobile apps


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