When you encounter an unfamiliar source:
2. INVESTIGATE THE SOURCE
3. FIND THE ORIGINAL SOURCE
4. TRACE CLAIMS, QUOTES, AND MEDIA TO THE ORIGINAL SOURCE
The above "SIFT" method is adapted from Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers by Michael A. Caulfield, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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