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Wednesday, November 02, 2022

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NewsBreaks
Truth and Trust Online Conference 2022: News From the Fight Against Misinformation
by Dave Shumaker
Truth and Trust Online 2022 delivered notable updates and new perspectives on the rapidly evolving fight against digital misinformation. This was the fourth annual conference under this title, shifting to a hybrid format after 2 years as a virtual-only program. It opened with a day of online presentations on Oct. 12, followed by 2 days combining in-person and virtual presentations to live attendees gathered at Boston University and live-streaming to a widely scattered audience.

Weekly News Digests
'Startup Helper Systems Aims to Help the Information Industry Thrive'
"A motley crew of library and publishing industry experts and aficionados, musicians, artists, vintners, Ukrainian freedom fighters, engineers, firefighters, and robot builders have launched Helper Systems and aim to change the information landscape forever. Their goal is to make the world's information easier to find, manage, and comprehend, and a lot more fun to use."
LLRX Publishes Exploration of Tech Companies' Ability to Handle Midterm Election Misinformation
"The 2016 U.S. election was a wake-up call about the dangers of political misinformation on social media. With two more election cycles rife with misinformation under their belts, social media companies have experience identifying and countering misinformation. However, the nature of the threat misinformation poses to society continues to shift in form and targets."
The Latest News From ALA
ALA has shared several press releases in recent days.
GPO Shares an Update for Five Preservation Steward Libraries
"Merrill Cazier Library at Utah State University has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) to become a Preservation Steward, and four other libraries are adding materials to their current Preservation Steward collections."
Reuters Reports on Elon Musk Buying Twitter
Joseph Ax writes the following in "With U.S. Midterms Ahead, Musk's Twitter Takeover Raises Fear of Misinformation Wave" for Reuters: "With the U.S. midterm elections less than two weeks away, Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition of Twitter could unleash a fresh wave of election misinformation just as voters are casting ballots that will determine control of Congress for the next two years, political and media experts say."

NewsLink Spotlight
Librarians After Hours, Part 2
by Thomas Pack

Thomas Pack writes the After Hours column forĀ Information Today newsmagazine, which features a quick look at sites info pros might not know about, but should. It reflects when readers would typically have a chance to dig into the sites covered—that is, after work hours.


Here are edited excerpts from Pack's columns from January/February 2022 to November/December 2022, which have been lightly edited and condensed for the web.


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