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Keep Calm and Read Laterally! A Lateral Reading Tutorial: Lateral Reading Explained

Learn about the Lateral Reading strategy for evaluating digital information and become a more critical consumer of information.
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What Is Lateral Reading?

Watch this video by the University of Louisville Libraries, which has Lateral Reading clearly explained.

 

To summarise,

Vertical Reading Lateral Reading
Refers to staying on a single site and reading about what the site says about itself. Advocates leaving the site, opening multiple new tabs on the browser and checking out what other sources say about the site.

Lateral Reading is a strategy used by many professional fact-checkers and savvy researchers to judge the credibility of unfamiliar sources. It can provide a big picture view of the site that is being evaluated.

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