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How to...Evaluate Websites

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How to Evaluate Websites

Initial Observations:

To get a quick, initial overview of a website, look at information on the website's "About Us" page.

In-Depth Evaluation Strategy:

To dig deeper into the credibility and reliability of a website, you'll need to do more reading and investigating, including:

The video below, from the University of Louisville, discusses "lateral reading", which is a strategy professional fact-checkers use to determine how reliable an online source is.

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