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An Exploratory Study on the Establishment and Provision of Universal Literacy for Sustainable Development in the Era of Fake News

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2021, 55(1), pp.85-106
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2021.55.1.085
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : January 27, 2021
  • Accepted : February 15, 2021
  • Published : February 28, 2021

Lee, Jeong-Mee 1

1서울여자대학교

Excellent Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to examine the concept and definition of fake news focusing on misinformation/false information and is to examine the ways in which our society can respond to the distortion of social reality and damage to democracy caused by information distortion such as fake news. To do this, the concept of fake news was examined based on the level of facticity and intention to device, and our social environment in which fake news was created and spread was examined from the perspective of datafication. In this environment, the library community, which plays a pivotal role in human access to and use of information, argued that it should strive to establish and provide universal literacy education in order to realize the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 agenda. The core of universal literacy education is to understand the society by investigating and analyzing data communication types according to the degree of datafication and the political, economic, social, and cultural background of society. For this reason, it was concluded that universal literacy should be implemented flexibly according to the degree of datafiation and users of each society.

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