ISSN: 2249 - 0213

     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Fake News and Information Literacy: A Case Study of Doon University, Dehradun

In this global information age, there has been explosive growth in volume of information with an ever-increasing proportion of factually incorrect information. Fake news is intentionally fabricated news articles or information and has garnered a considerable amount of media attention in recent past. As users receive plethora of information with the growth of digital and social media, there is very blurred line distinguishing between fake andthe real. This studyfocuses onwhatfake news is and how a librarian can play an important role in developing media literacy and critical thinking skills among the students so that they can achieve capability to retrieve, validate, manage, analyze and use the information they are bombarded with effectively. The study was conducted among Doon University library users to know their awareness and how they can spot the fake news.

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