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How to evaluate information

How to evaluate a source on the internet?
Internet contains a lot of inaccurate information
 
How the way to verify this information?
Through a number of criteria including: 
 
Authority
Who is the person who created this source? Who publishes this material, or makes it available (Famous Author, occupation, years of experience…)
 
Accuracy
Are the facts presented in the material correct? How do you know? Can they verified
using an outside source?
 
Currency
When was the material published?
Based on the continuous updating of content, including copyright and date last updated
 
Objectivity
Based on clear vision, not of bias to particular ideas
 
Coverage
Based on the coverage of the subject matter in all its aspects, and satisfy the needs of users
 
Clarity
Is the information well-organized: can you identify the main points?
Are there errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation?
Do graphical elements such as tables, charts, illustrations help to make the author's point?
 
Purpose
For what this source created? To inform or to persuade? To explain or to sell? to document or to entertain?
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