Things to tell students to look for when they interact with information and information sources:
Source has a record of publishing credible information
Source is a popular press journal that does not cover subjects in-depth
Source has a record of publishing biased or inaccurate information
Source is a Think Tank or Influence Broker
Source is a Fake News Site
The source provides verifiable evidence
The source provides verifiable evidence for some points but not others
The source provides no verifiable evidence
Biased to the Right
Slightly Biased to the Right
Slightly Biased to the Left
Biased to the Left
Self-Reflexive Bias — Attempts to motivate a reader to buy a product or adopt a particular worldview that may be apolitical.
Argument uses evidence from a time period that may not be relevant.
Conflict of interest
The authors or source may have a conflict of interest in presenting the arguments they present.
Presenting History without its Context
Treating All Opinions as Equal