How To Evaluate Sources: Accuracy

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Why is Accuracy Important?


  • ‚ÄčIs it fact, opinion, or propaganda?
  • Can the source of information be traced and verified?
  • Is the information supported or substantiated by other sources?
  • Look for evidence of a particular perspective or bias.
  • Is the information presented in an objective manner or is it designed to provoke a certain response?
  • Is there an indication of the origin or source of the information being presented?
  • What assumptions are being made?
  • Compare this site to other sources of information on the same subject. Is there agreement or disagreement?
  • Locate reviews of the website.


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