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Evaluating Websites: Evaluating Websites
Thoughts on Evaluating News
When you are researching news/current events/hot topics it is important to adapt your evaluation strategies to include lateral reading of a source.
Lateral reading means you conduct a Google Search to learn more from other sources about your original source. This is the first step professional fact checkers do when examining a source.
Fakeout- your social media feed has been infected! Can you tell what is real and what is fake?
Here is an example of a website that I would NOT use for academic research. While it looks like legitimate information it is clearly student work. When I do academic research my goal is to find information by experts.