Not everything on the internet is true.

Always check the source of information before you share it. A common method used by librarians to verify sources is called the CRAAP method. It helps you spot CR… bad information.

Currency: How recent is it? For COVID-related information, you want information that’s as up-to-date as possible.

Relevance: Is it written at the right level for the audience? Is it really about the topic, or something else? 

Authority: Who wrote it? Are they qualified to speak on this topic?

Accuracy: Is it true? Can you find evidence for the claims in other reputable sources?

Purpose: Why was it written? Did the author have biases you should consider?

When you come across what might be bunk science… put it through the CRAAP test. What helps you spot misinformation? Let us know in the comments!