Have you shared an information that you have gotten in the course of your research, but at the end of the day you figured out that the information shared was a fake one ?
Luckily, the following guidelines will help you to be able to differentiate a credible source from an unreliable one
HOW CAN I EVALUATE ONLINE INFORMATION ?
Well, due to the rapid spread of information these days, disinformation has become the order of the day on certain source of information. As a result of this, many have gone astray. How then can you assess the veracity of a source ?
First and foremost, you have to know more about the writer of the information you are reading. Ensure that you have relevant informations concerning the writer. Including ; his name, his background, his fame and above all his proofs. The writer of that article must have proofs of what he wrote. This simply means that we must see the evidence of what the author wrote in his own life before relying on his article. For instance, an writer who has no experience in agriculture , wrote an article on the use of fertilizer. No doubt, this author will surely lead you astray because of his lack of experience in that subject.
WHY COMPARING SOURCES ?
By comparing information, we can also evaluate online information. Anytime you come across any information on internet, one major thing we ought not to forget is to compare these information with other reliable sources so as to be sure your discovery. Relying only on one source of information leads to lack of confidence. Because you are not able to know whether your information is accurate or not. But when after coming across an information, you check it contents by visiting other sources, then you ascertain the authenticity of that information because that information is supported by other sources.
Furthermore, this aforementioned guidelines will definitely help you to detect a good source from a bad one.