The internet as a source of information

 

The internet as a source of information and as a research tool is common place in today’s society. That said, some of the information online can be misleading or even worse wrong. For this discussion, read following two articles and respond to the questions below:
https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/problem-social-media-reinforcement-bubbles-what-you-can-do-about-ncna1063896
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/4w54bd/a-wikipedian-told-us-how-wikipedia-stays-reliable-in-the-fake-news-era
https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2020/06/12/twitters-powerful-move-silences-175000-chinese-and-russian-fake-news-accounts-hong-kong-politics-social-media-disinformation/#3e30b7ec21c9
https://www.theverge.com/21276897/fake-news-facebook-twitter-misinformation-lies-fact-check-how-to-internet-guide
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/biases-make-people-vulnerable-to-misinformation-spread-by-social-media/
Questions:

How often do you use the internet to look-up information and which websites do you use most often?
What steps do you take to ensure that the information your are reading is accurate and correct?
Share a situation/time you used the internet for information and found it to be wrong, misleading or false.
How can you safeguard yourself from using unreliable or fake information online?

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