By Sara Pek and Damien Wang
The spread of fake news is a real and serious problem facing many countries including Singapore. Education is one way to empower individuals to discern information. The National Library Board’s SURE (Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate) programme aims to promote information literacy and encourage Singaporeans to think critically when consuming information. Ultimately, the first line of defence against online falsehoods is a discerning and well-informed citizenry.