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Welcome to 2022 Fall!

We are very excited to see new and familiar faces back on campus!

Evaluating Information Online

This guide will help you learn to evaluate information found online quickly, effectively, and easily.

Examples

Use the links below to practice your fact-checking skills. Can you correctly identify which sources are reliable for the information provided and which are not? Remember to read laterally by going outside the source and to practice click restraint. Highlight the black boxes to check your answers!

Webpages:

No, because the website is partially funded by big companies in the food and beverage industry, which raises suspicion about a conflict of interest.

No, because the group responsible is made up of industries and individuals specifically opposed to union activities.

Yes. The Brookings Institution is a centrist, non-partisan American research group that focuses on social sciences, especially economics.

Images:

Yes. Not only does the account belong to a news reporter, but the story itself has been verified by several other sources available online.

No, it has been edited. In the original, X Gonzalez is ripping up a paper shooting range target.