08. Evaluate Your Sources

When evaluating authority and/or accuracy, always consider the following:

  • Whose page is it? Go to the “About” page on the site. Search whoxy.com to see if registry info is public.
    • Is the domain name a .edu, .gov, .mil?
    • Do you recognize the agency, institution, individual? Check Source Watch from the Center for Media and Democracy.
    • Is their work a peer-reviewed, edited scholarly publication or reference work.
    • If the page sources the info, go to the source.
    • Is the info current? Always look for the most recent info from a primary source.
    • Recognize parody, trolls or bias

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