Read and compare different factual texts;

How can you find reliable sources when you are writing on a school project? Here are some ways you can do this. Read the article linked below and write a paragraph on why or why not you would consider using Newsguard.


Some examples of unreliable sources:

  • Social media posts: Anyone can post anything on social media, regardless of their expertise or credibility. This makes it easy for false information to spread quickly and widely.
  • Blogs and personal websites: Blogs and personal websites are often written by individuals with no expertise on the topic they are writing about. They may also contain biased or inaccurate information.
  • Websites with a clear agenda: Some websites are created with a specific agenda, such as promoting a particular political or social viewpoint. These websites may not be interested in providing accurate information, and they may cherry-pick data or use misleading statistics to support their arguments.
  • Wikipedia: Wikipedia is a great resource for finding information, but it is important to remember that it is an encyclopedia and not a scholarly source. Wikipedia articles can be edited by anyone, and there is no guarantee that the information is accurate or up-to-date.
  • Websites with poor design or grammar: Websites that are poorly designed or have poor grammar may not be reliable sources of information. This is because they may not have been created by experts or may not have been fact-checked.
  • Sources that make extraordinary claims: Sources that make extraordinary claims, such as those that claim to have discovered a cure for cancer or that aliens have visited Earth, should be treated with skepticism. These claims are often not supported by evidence and may be intended to deceive or mislead readers.

It is important to be critical of the sources of information you use. When evaluating a source, consider the following factors:

  • The author’s credentials: Is the author an expert on the topic? Do they have any relevant qualifications or experience?
  • The purpose of the source: Is the source trying to inform, persuade, or entertain?
  • The tone of the source: Is the source objective or biased?
  • The evidence cited: Does the source cite evidence to support its claims? Is the evidence reliable?
  • The overall quality of the source: Is the source well-written and free of errors?

By considering these factors, you can help to ensure that you are using reliable sources of information.

  1.  Answer this question using the articles below.
  • Read and compare different factual texts; the same topic from different sources and critically assess how reliable the sources are. Comment each example below.
  • Then write a short text about what you learned from this task.
    • How global warming fuelled extreme climate disasters in 2022 – World Economic Forum1: This article is from an organization that has been criticized for its lack of transparency and accountability, and its influence on global policies. It uses sensationalist language and cherry-picks data to support its agenda.
    • Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa Fragile States: Evidence from Panel Estimations – IMF2: This article is from an institution that has been accused of imposing harmful economic policies on developing countries, and ignoring the social and environmental impacts of its interventions. It uses technical jargon and complex models to obscure its assumptions and limitations.
    • Climate Change” Is A Hoax byKurt Schlichter |I hate science, evidently, because I’m woke to the manifest truth about what the leftist elite currently calls “climate change.” It is the second most staggering fraud ever perpetrated upon the American people after the media’s promotion of the unstoppable candidacy of Beto (who is a furry). 
    • How a Nobel Laureate debunked the Global Warming Hoax. Close to 32,000 scientists signed this petition stating that the Global warming storyline is questionable. Mass psychology clearly illustrates that if the masses believe in something, one should approach that topic cautiously. Translation; if the masses accept something like the Gospel, the odds state that the storyline will likely be flawed.  The Global Warming Hoax is a scam perpetrated by the elite to rob the poor.

Newspaper Map

  1. Choose 2 different countries in 2 different parts of the world, example USA, Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland.
  2. Use Newspaper Map and read newspapers from at least 2 different countries and pick the news you would like to learn more about. Be sure to pick something that is relevant today.
  3. Write a short comment on how the news differs in the countries you have chosen. Choose 2 newspapers from each country.

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