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Faith and Fake News: A Guide to Consuming Information Wisely

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, 2023
ISBN: 9780802882455

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Overview

Share if you love Jesus. Scroll past if you follow the devil.

Most Christians have seen something asinine like this on Facebook and rightly dismissed it. But not every post on social media is so obviously absurd. As online spaces increase in importance, it is urgent that we as Christians consider how to love our neighbors on the internet—and this includes sharing the truth.

Rachel I. Wightman has seen this problem firsthand as a librarian with over a decade of experience instructing students in information literacy. In Faith and Fake News, she shares her expertise with average Christians. This timely and essential guide explains the information landscape and its tendency toward thought bubbles, discusses techniques for fact-checking and evaluating sources, and offers suggestions on ways to engage with our neighbors online while bearing witness to Christ and the truth.

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  • Offers suggestions on ways to engage with others while bearing witness to Christ and the truth
  • Discusses techniques for fact-checking and evaluating sources
  • Explains the information landscape and its tendency toward thought bubbles
  • Introduction
  • Section 1: The Big Picture: The Information Landscape

  • Getting Started: Algorithms and Filter Bubbles
  • The Wide-Open Information Landscape
  • A World of Fake News
  • Section 2: Evaluating Information

  • Noticing Our Emotions
  • Learning to Evaluate
  • Section 3: Deciding What to Do

  • Practicing Humility: Purposefully Seeking Out New Perspectives
  • Practice Kindness: Loving Our Neighbors
  • Conclusion
  • Title: Faith & Fake News: A Guide to Consuming Information Wisely
  • Author: Rachel I. Wightman
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2023
  • Logos Release Date: 2023
  • Pages: 184
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • Subjects: Online social networks; Fake news
  • ISBNs: 9780802882455, 0802882455
  • Resource ID: LLS:FTHFKNFRMTNWSLY
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-04-14T20:54:37Z

Rachel I. Wightman is a librarian, an educator, and a believer in finding the integration of faith and fact-checking. She is currently the associate director for instruction and outreach at Concordia University, St. Paul. Prior to moving to Minnesota in 2012, she spent two years as librarian and missionary in Kampala, Uganda.


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  1. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch

    7/28/2023

    This is a fine, easy-to-read book with good practical ideas on how to process the wealth of information now available to us, while keeping firmly in mind that as Christians we must be loving our neighbour. I have been involved in various ways in the Computer Industry for over 40 years, and have been involved in all different levels of data mining and information processing, and have been involved in Christian ministry for almost as long. I didn’t encounter any new principles or approaches in this book, however there were some specific resources that I was unaware of. I appreciated that each chapter had not only exercises, but additional resources. Often, I am critical of smaller books for not being well indexed or not well referenced. The Author takes her own advice well, in supplying a well-indexed, and well-referenced resource. The major downside is that it is very American, with many of the examples and many of the resources being of more value to a US-audience. However, we all have problems with Social Media (as well as traditional media) having misinformation and disinformation, and the techniques given do work well across cultures. Worth a read for all Christians who want to know how better to process not only their News, but also their Social Media.
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