More than vetting credibility
The problem of mis/disinformation runs deeper than just vetting sources. So much of how we interact with information is connected to identity. It is connected to belief and worldview. As librarians, we need to build a better understanding of how we, as people, process information and help our communities recognize their own epistemological stances. Reading, watching online videos, interacting on social media are all information interactions. These interactions are not just cognitive processes but they are deep interactions that connect with who we are. Check lists and "better" facts are not going address the challenges before us. Actions such as building common ground, encouraging reflective processing and engaging in lateral reading across sources are steps we need to take.