Things to tell students to look for when they interact with information and information sources:



Source has a record of publishing credible information

star-boy-300px   Source is a popular press journal that does not cover subjects in-depth

raconter-des-salades-300px  Source has a record of publishing biased or inaccurate information

diamonds-and-money-300px   Source is a Think Tank or Influence Broker

garbage-truck-300px  Source is a Fake News Site



awesome-smiley-300px   The source provides verifiable evidence

neutral-smiley-face-300px  The source provides verifiable evidence for some points but not others

raconter-des-salades-300px  The source provides no verifiable evidence



republicans-300px   Biased to the Right

republicans-300px   Slightly Biased to the Right

yoderj-mid-ok-icon-300px   Mostly Neutral

democrats-300px   Slightly Biased to the Left

democrats-300px  Biased to the Left

on-sale-300px    Self-Reflexive Bias  — Attempts to motivate a reader to buy a product or adopt a particular worldview that may be apolitical.



anonymous-nodding-donkey-300px    Pro-Industry



martin-luther-king-300px    Pro-Social Issue

Anti-Social Issue


sheikh-tuhin-save-environment-300px   Pro-Environment



Washington-Lincoln-Presidents-Day-300px.png  Pro-Government

molotov_star-300px    Anti-Government


Timeliness Warning

manio1-clock-21-300px    Argument uses evidence from a time period that may not be relevant.


Conflict of interest

johnny-automatic-greedy-man-300px   The authors or source may have a conflict of interest in presenting the arguments they present.


Information Malpractice

johnny-automatic-photocopier-300px-1   Plagiarism

Cherry-v1.1-digital.png  Cherry-picking Science

caveman-axe-torch.png    Presenting History without its Context

Off-Balance-Scale.png  False Equivalence

is-not-2     Treating All Opinions as Equal