Dig Deeper is a campaign to fight fake news through education. Fake news is not a new phenomenon, but it is a dangerous one. By identifying and describing the seven tools of propaganda, this campaign aims to help people become more aware of what fake news looks like and how to avoid spreading it to others.
Considering What Fake News Is:
In today’s climate, fake news is something that spreads quickly thanks to social media. However, fake news is not just news that was made up. It is news that has been exaggerated one way or another, generally due to a bias. Sometimes fake news can also be propaganda, trying to get the population to believe one thing over another. Propaganda, like fake news, is not inherently good or bad. It is the goal of the author or creator that decides if the connotation is good or bad.
For more information about fake news, we encourage viewers to go to the Folke Bernadotte Library resource guide, Fighting Fake News, or contact Julie Gilbert, who works in the library and was a large part of building the resource guide just mentioned, as well as looking at the Additional Information page on this website.