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Evaluating Websites: Lateral Reading

Fact check like a pro by using lateral reading techniques.

Introduction

There's so much information available online it can be overwhelming to try to separate the good from the bad.  Can you trust the information you found on that perfect website?  Is the website a good source for an academic paper?  

LATERAL READING

Lateral reading is a powerful strategy that fact checkers use to evaluate information online.  For example, after you land on a website, you would immediately leave it to check what other sources have to say about the original website.

 

Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading