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Determine Credibility (Evaluating)

Using credible and relevant sources is important. Learn what questions to ask and some strategies to apply for determining if your source is or isn't appropriate for your project.

Try Using SIFT & Learn More

Do you think you can spot fake news? It's harder than you think! Try Fake Out, a quiz from NewsWise, and use SIFT principles to help determine what's real and what's not.

Need more examples? Watch Mike Caufield's Online Verification Skills series to think like a fact checker (individual videos below), or check out his book, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers.