Fake news

Date: 30/09/22 (10:00-11:00)

Fake news

Ever wondered what is meant by Fake news?.  What is it? Where does it come from? How do I recognise it? If so, then this short session is for you.

We will cover:

  • What do we mean by fake news?
  • What are the types
  • Why do we believe
  • Who (where does it come from)
  • Fact or opinion
  • Why should we take this seriously?
  • Tips for fact checking
  • How to fact check (resources)
  • Addressing a myth and having a conversation
  • Some practical examples on fact checking
  • Some reputable sources to use

Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between mis and dis information
  • Understand that there are different types of fake news and who is producing it.
  • Understand why we believe fake news
  • Have greater confidence in fact-checking resources.
  • Have greater confidence in addressing myths in conversation.

Your trainer: Patricia Lacey Senior Consultant, The Strategy Unit

Patricia has worked within the health sector for 15 years as a qualified librarian and evidence specialist.  As part of this role Patricia has been responsible for developing and delivering information skills training to the health care workforce.

Audience and pre-requisites –  This session is open to all.
No pre-requisites

Duration and start date
One hour

Dates available:

  • 30/09/2022, 10.00 am


Registration: Please register your place using the links below

For more information about this course, please contact:

Training & Development Operational Lead, Rachel Caswell