How to Evaluate Information Found Online
Mike Caulfield, developer of SIFT, explains the importance of knowing how to verify information online.
Check your emotions
Practice click restraint
Do you recognize this source?
INVESTIGATE the source
What is the source's expertise, agenda?
Use lateral reading skills to determine this
Use the "Wikipedia trick"
FIND trusted Coverage
Do some lateral reading
Compare information across different sources
Is there a consensus?
TRACE claims, quotes, and media back to the original context.
What's the original context?
Find the original story
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