Web site info can be biased, unbalanced, outdated, unreliable, wrong (example: Wikipedia does not require expertise, lacks diversity, etc.)
Who is taking ownership of the site?
What is their agenda?
Is the web site current? Updated?
Does the information seem biased? Sexist? Racist?
The CRAAP Rule (accessing reliability):
C = current – timeliness of information
R = relevant – topic + purpose
A = authority – source of information
A = accuracy – reliability, truthfulness, correctness
P = purpose – reason information exists
With so much misinformation and disinformation crowding the internet, the problem of how to establish the credibility of information sources is a central theme of our society at present. And in a class about writing from sources, it is one of the main educational objectives of this course. Based on your viewing of this video and your review of the notes above, write a paragraph that answers the following prompt: How might the CRAAP rule help you assess the reliability of the information you find on the internet?