It is crucial to evaluate and verify your sources before sharing them, using them in your assignments or projects or communicating them to others. One way of evaluating your source is to use the CRAP test. This test uses four main criteria, namely Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose/ Point of View to determine if a source is reliable or not.
Purpose/Point of View
Try one of these quizzes to see how well you are able to distinguish real news and articles from the fake ones.
Know the difference between Misinformation, Disinformation and Propaganda
Misinformation is information that is false, but the person who is disseminating it believes that it is true. It is unintentionally false.
disinformation, false information, misleading information, deception;
Disinformation is information that is false, and the person who is disseminating it knows it is false. It is a deliberate, intentional lie.
"the entire Western intelligence system had been systematically manipulated with clever disinformation"
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.
"he was charged with distributing enemy propaganda"
information, promotion, advertising, advertisement, publicity, advocacy;