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For a democratic society to function, individual citizens must be informed on a wide variety of topics. It is not difficult to find information, a Google search for tax cuts gets over 6 million results, but the real challenge is evaluating these sources for accuracy and bias.

We are constantly hearing about fake news, post-truths, and alternative facts; not everything can be accurately summed up in a short sound bite. It is imperative that people are able to effectively evaluate the information and news they read and hear.  

Studies like the Stanford Report on Evaluation Information have found that students today are ill-equipped to evaluate news and information.

This guide is designed to provide tools to help you critically examine information sources for accuracy and bias. From fact checking to filter bubbles, we provide you with resources to help.

When consuming media, be it on the Internet, TV, a newspaper or a book, it is important to ask yourself the following questions:

Source: Center for Media Literacy Toolkit