Voting is immensely important. Why? Four reasons:
Deciding who to vote for can be confusing! Follow these tips to research a candidate:
Keep in mind that you can encounter biased information when you are researching. Always be sure to use the following infographic in the next box to fact check the information you are consuming.
Though information- and misinformation- comes at us all day, everyday, there are concrete steps that you can take to build your expert toolkit, and know what to trust.
Cultivate a critical mindset about user-generated content, unfamiliar organizations, and content shared by recognized news sources, by practicing and developing the habits outlined in the News Literacy Project's 7 Steps.
How can you reconstruct the context of an online information source in order to make a solid judgment about it's reliability? the SIFT framework by Mike Caulfield offers simple and empowering guidance.
Dig in to the reliability of the sources quoted or embedded within news stories themselves using the IMVAIN framework, developed by Stony Brook Center for News Literacy.