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Source reliability



Being able to search for high-quality online sources requires knowledge of the topic area, field-specific media and the general media landscape. Common source credibility criteria apply, but field-specific criteria may be more critical. Thus, each educator should address this topic of recognizing reliable sources, detecting misinformation, disinformation and fraud news from facts.

For general source credibility, the educator can create – together with students – a multiple choice test or a check-list as illustrated in the Sribbr example (attachment).

This topic relates to discussing media literacy.

Scribbr: Credible sources and how to spot them –