Content and source evaluation: the most important thing you do in any search for information

For more information, see —

Evaluation

Algorithms: what are they? What can they do?

The Facebook whistleblower says its algorithms are dangerous. Here’s why. (Karen Hao, MIT Technology Review, October 5, 2021)

How and why does false information spread online? (sources)

Do you think that you don’t need to look out for misleading or false information when searching for academic sources? Think again. See —

Predatory publishers (Alex Hurn and Pamela Duncan, The Guardian, August 10, 2018)

Nonsense papers (Tom Bartlett, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 28, 2021)

Questions? Please let me know (engelk@grinnell.edu).

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