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.