Trick or treat? Truth or lies?
Look for clues. Clues like:
the domain name
the domain suffix (.com, .edu, .gov, etc.)
the mission statement
the authorship or organization behind the information
the tone of voice or language used
Bias isn't always bad. We benefit from hearing other people's opinions. It is just good to know why the information was written in the first place. If you can recognize bias, then you can be a better judge of how you will use the information, or if you will use it at all.
Ask: “Does the information exist because someone wants to inform me, persuade me, entertain me, or sell me something?”
A mnemonic acronym for information evaluation
Created by Karen M. Christensson, MS Library Media Education