Anyone with a smart phone in their pocket has access to a mind-blowing amount of information at any time, day or night.
The whole of current human knowledge is available on the internet,
so it is possible to search any term you can think of and find a huge amount of information on that subject.
With all this knowledge and information at our fingertips,
you would think that we have no excuse for not knowing the truth about nearly everything.
Unfortunately, anyone can put anything they like on the internet and say it is the truth,
while offering no supporting evidence or proof whatsoever,
so that can make it very difficult to discern what is true and what is just some idiot’s wild, baseless fantasy.
Finding Reputable Information Sites:
Depending on what type of information you are looking for,
you will need to look for reputable, accurate information Sites to make sure you aren’t being led astray by people who have no idea what they’re talking about.
If you are looking for scientific information, look for peer-reviewed journal articles, newspapers.
News sites and magazines that have high publishing standards, and professional organizations.
Most of these sources require information to be fact checked before they allow it to be published on their site.
so you are more likely to receive accurate information from those sources than others.
If you are ever in doubt about the truth of a news story or other article, you can always look up the article
which is a site that investigates the truth of everything from news channels to peer-reviewed articles
and issues a rating to tell how truthful things are.
Recognizing Unreliable Sources:
It is alarmingly easy to start believing information that is not accurate
or truthful if it is presented in a way that you understand, by people you have been led to trust.
When you aren’t sure whether the information you are receiving is accurate or not, there are ways to
determine how truthful the source is in general.
You can look up the site on Snopes.com, or check it out on Forbes or Fact Check,
and that should be done even if you agree with the information you are receiving,
because we have to remember that we all have biases and if we are aware of those biases, it is less likely that we can be fooled.