Don’t believe the Internet

 

Critical thinking

 

Be critic. Evaluate.

Do you know how much media an average internet user consumes a day? With all this information flowing through our brain, how do we know what is true and what is fake?

These are some of the questions I always tell my students to ask themselves when reading online:

  • Who wrote it?
  • Who is it for?
  • Is it scholarly material? Are references given?
  • Is the material biased?
  • Does the author belong to an organization with an interest only presenting one side of the story?
  • Does the links takes to biased sites?
  • What’s the timeline of the information?

Doing your homework not only pays off, it takes you on the path for truth.

 

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