Some things you read or see on the internet are obviously true or false.
But most information falls somewhere in between.
Make sure to evaluate the credibility of everything you read or see online.
And always pause to check its credibility before you share content with others.
Using the five W’s to evaluate online information step-by-step can help you decide if you shouldtrust a source.
In this lesson, you asked key questions to evaluate the credibility of a source.
You: Searched online for an article and copiedand pasted it into a document,Created a table to help you assess the credibility of the article,And determined whether the article was credible.
Knowing how to evaluate different types of content and determine their credibility isa valuable skill for your education and your personal and professional lives.
The ability to identify the difference between credible and non-credible sources helps youfilter the information you find online, make smart decisions based on your findings, anddevelop informed opinions about important topics.
When you read information closely and think critically about it, you become a better studentand citizen who is able to evaluate current events and historical issues thoughtfully.
When you use credible sources, you enhance your own credibility.
Use the knowledge you gained from this lesson to make strong and persuasive arguments incredible articles of your own or in conversations with friends, students or coworkers.
Be mindful of what you read or see on the internet, whether a written article, a video,or any other type of content.