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Evaluating Online Information

This guide will provide opportunities for viewers to work through the various techniques and steps of evaluating online information such as things found on websites and social media.

Confirmation Bias: What is it?

Encyclopaedia Britannica defines confirmation bias as, "the tendency to process information by looking for, or interpreting, information that is consistent with one’s existing beliefs".

Casad, B.J. (2019). Confirmation bias. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved July 23, 2020, 

Confirmation Bias: How to Avoid It, Part 1

One way to avoid confirmation bias is to disprove what you believe instead of only looking for things that prove your belief.  Learn more about that by watching the short video below.

Confirmation Bias: How to Avoid It, Part 2