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Communication Research Guide

Using the SIFT Method to Evaluate Online Media

The SIFT method provides a quick way to evaluate a source and includes the following guidelines:

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The SIFT method was developed by Mike Caulfield (CC-BY).

 

Fact Checking Tools

Resources for fact checking:

Library Reference Databases:

Calling Bullshit

Want to learn even more strategies for identifying false claims and misleading information encountered in everyday life?  See the videos and readings in this University of Washington course, Calling Bullshit (INFO 198/BIOL 106B) by Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West.