Anyone can post anything on the internet, so it's important to find credible websites with information you can rely on.
Here are several ways to do that:
To find reliable websites:
Pew Research Election 2020 A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world through public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.
Brookings Institute U.S. Politics and Government Brookings brings together more than 300 leading experts in government and academia from all over the world who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues.
Journalists Toolbox Election 2020 The Journalist’s Toolbox has been part of the Society of Professional Journalists since 2008. It is edited and updated by Univerity of Illinois-Chicago journalism professor Mike Reilley, who founded the site in 1996.
NPR 2020 Election from National Public Radio
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CRAAP = Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.
Currency: the timeliness of the information
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content
Purpose: the reason the information exists
The CRAAP Test was developed by Sarah Blakeslee and her colleagues at Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
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