Everything is online nowadays! You can find all sorts of information from lifehacks to real estate guidance, legal tips, and more. Unfortunately, not all of the information out there is true or accurate. The introduction of “fake news” and intentionally misleading websites has made it more difficult. So, before you rely on anything that you find online, consider whether it’s trustworthy and learn how to spot fake news. Evaluating accuracy of online resources decreases the likelihood that you are relying on the wrong information.
Evaluating Accuracy of Online Resources – How to Spot Fake News
Here’s a helpful infographic provided by IFLA. Basically, it encourages you to use your critical thinking skills when viewing any news or information source. Usually, there are tell-tale signs that the source is not credible, but we often ignore those instincts. Instead, it’s best to follow your instincts and delve further.
Visit https://www.ifla.org/publications/node/11174 for more helpful tips on spotting fake news.
Ask the Experts
The most important piece of the above infographic is “Ask the Experts”. This is particularly true when it comes to legal matters. Sure, it’s nice to perform preliminary research online. That’s often why we blog about certain topics on our own website. However, when it comes to important matters, especially legal ones, you should always consult with an expert.
Every personal situation is different and interpretation of laws can vary as well. Therefore, no website can be truly comprehensive in assisting with your legal questions. Martino Law Group offers a free initial consultation, so give us a call!