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Barbara Alvarez Author Archive

Email: BAlvarez@balibrary.org   Twitter: @the_barbrarian

I am Head of Adult Services at Westmont Public Library. I received my Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign in May 2012. In my spare time, I love running and traveling.

FEATURE | Public Libraries in the Age of Fake News

Scrolling through my Twitter feed the afternoon after the election, I was surprised to see so many people tweeting that the results were in: Donald Trump had won the popular vote. It surprised me because earlier that morning I had heard on the radio that Hillary Clinton was pulling even further ahead of Trump. I did some fact-checking and it became clear: I had witnessed another example of the viral spread of fake news.