Librarians Joining the Fight Against Fake News: A NUS Case Study

By Raudhah Binti Muhammad Dahri and Ho Cheng Yong Richard


Since the Singapore Government published the Green Paper on Deliberate Online Falsehoods in January 2018, there has been an increasing number of concerns related to fake news in Singapore. To join the fight against fake news, two librarians from the National University of Singapore Libraries collaborated with an instructor from the Department of Communications and New Media to deliver information literacy programmes embedded within a module’s curriculum. This paper will reflect upon the experiences, methods and learning points that the librarians encountered throughout the two semesters.