Libraries to fight fake news

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The Government’s strategy for the years 2020-2023, emphasis is placed on the important role of libraries as an arena for knowledge, education and critical drawing.

“Enhancing access to and dissemination of knowledge sources will be a counter-force for the spread of fake news,” says Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Trine Skei Grande (V).

The government wants the library to be a natural place for those who want to distinguish between real and fake news, between good and bad sources of knowledge. Libraries are important for democracy and education, according to a press release from the Ministry of Culture.

Support for active dissemination of the diversity in the collections, where you also need to get out of the library space and reach out to new groups, is one of the steps in the strategy that will make it easier and better for people to use the libraries.

At the same time, it should be easier for people to search for both digital and analog material in the collections. The National Library will provide joint services that relieve the local libraries so that they have more time for public-oriented work.

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1 Comment on "Libraries to fight fake news"

  1. Joakim Haugen | 4. September 2019 at 13:55 |

    Good, then ban NRK, TV2, Dagbladet, VG and all other mainstream media together with all social and gender studies from the library

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