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1 By Ryan Woodall and Ellyn Polley

2 ATTENTION! Here is some food…

3 The Internet A wealth of information Information can be posted by anybody False name Anonymously How do you sort the good from the bad?

4 Internet Hoax Oliver North had warned the US about bin Laden was anonymous Dig a little deeper

5 Uncovering the truth Gore was not present at the conference The actual transcript from the conference never has North claiming these things Many credible sites dedicate a page to proving the hoax false

6 How can I find the good sites? The source: Who stands behind the information? Anonymous Untraceable Authority

7 Government Sites Dot-gov Dont trust everything you read Political bias

8 Academic Institutions Dot-edu Colleges and Universities Students given websites

9 News Organizations New York Times BBC Local Newspapers- Hurricane Katrina Nexis and Factiva

10 Wikipedia Anyone can edit Use only as a starting place Many instances of mistakes Verify your information

11 Blogs Usually biased Pastime Diary Blogs in Iraq Verify

12 Due Diligence Check out the management and finances Selling Reputation Verification Behind the information Money People

13 Other questions to ask Is it current? Are there many errors? Does the author have an educational background? Does the websites correct errors efficiently? Is the information plagiarized?

14 Finding the Good Stuff It takes time and effort to find good information on the Internet Learn to avoid un-credible sites

15 How does this relate to me? Pyramids Outerworlds NOVA Oxiclean Product Website Review Voting

16 1984 Ministry of Truth Who stands behind the information? Where does the information come from?

17 The End


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