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Joseph Mwangi

A very exciting and enlightening article to information literacy librarians.I work in a public and more so in a community based library and I know the effects of disinformation to the community by the demagogue. The librarians should become ruthless information activists in order to inoculate the communities against manipulative information of any nature.
I am encouraged by your article. Thank you.

Mark Lenker

Thanks for your kind words, Joseph. I think we’ll have to be careful in our approach (political issues can be very sensitive for a lot of people), but I would very much like to see libraries providing resources and programming to help users develop their sophistication as consumers of political information.

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