Discussing disinformation is a compelling way to teach information literacy to students, as it includes an appealing combination of controversy and technology. One topic that is sure to draw students in is the issue of “deepfakes,” videos that very convincingly portray some falsehood—usually a person saying something that they never said.
End-of year-roundups are popping up all over right now. Our advice is to skip the 100th “best gifts” list that landed in your mailbox--instead enjoy NiemanLab’s latest set of predictions for the year ahead in journalism. The annual feature interviews numerous people in the world of journalism, technology, and publishing about what they think the new year will bring. This time round, news accuracy, ways of ensuring it, and predications about how the public will react to disinformation in 2019 are frequently raised topics.