Misleading and false information is not a new concept, but its reach into our daily lives has created a constant barrage of information that we must navigate carefully in order to distinguish evidence from opinion. This guide explores the information landscape and provides practical tools for evaluating the credibility of information. Analyzing what we see and hear is vital to a functioning, healthy citizenry.
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Web tools have made creating misinformation, disinformation, and accurate information efficient and far-reaching. Additionally, our current political climate evokes emotional responses to news that complicate our efforts to recognize and acknowledge our own biases. As you decide whether information is or is not accurate, keep the following guidelines in mind: