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SIFT - A Method for Evaluating Online Information: SIFT

This Guide Introduces

A Method for Evaluating Online Information Resources.

SIFT Stands For: 

  • Stop 
  • Investigate the Source
  • Find Better Coverage 
  • Trace Claims, Quotes and Media Back to their Original Context 


The SIFT method places emphasis on investigating the source or authority beyond its platform to detect any bias, misinformation, agenda, or other clues that provide an insight into the intention of the author(s).

It also involves investigating the information provided from other sources that may be the originator of the content. 



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