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Criteria for Evaluating Internet Sources
In evaluating the information that you find on the Internet, here are some of the things you should consider for each site:
- What is its purpose?
- Who is reponsible for the site? In other words, who is the author or sponsor?
- What is the author's/sponsor's background
- Is author/sponsor an expert?
- Is the author/sponsor reputbale?
- Is author/sponsor opinionated?
- What is the website's domain?
- Is it a personal website?
- How accurate is the information on the site?
- Is it reliable/error-free?
- Can you verify the information somewhere else?
- Is the website current?
- Is the page dated?
- Are there expired links?
- When was it last updated?
- Is the website objective?
- Does it show a minimum of bias?
- Does it present many opinions or just one?