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Reading laterally is the process of consulting third-party sources to help verify authority and reliability of the source.


Blog activity - Evaluate a site

This activity is derived from the Evaluate a site activity in Caulfield, M. A. (2017). Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers.

  1. Select two websites from the list.
  2. Evaluate the reputations of the sites you selected by “reading laterally”
  3. Prepare a short blog post reporting your findings.
  4. Remember to tag or label your post using the course code: LiDA104


Activity - Expert or crank

Complete the activity: Expert or crank[1].
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  1. Caulfield, M. A. (2017). Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers