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Because the Internet is such a vast source of information of varying quality, web resources must be evaluated for authority, reliability, objectivity, accuracy,

Users of the Internet and its World Wide Web must think critically about the information they find. Statistics may appear authoritative, but their reliability can vary widely depending on their source. Users of the Internet and its World Wide Web must think critically about the information they find. Statistics may appear authoritative, but their reliability can vary widely depending on their source.

and currency. More traditional sources of information, such as an article in an encyclopedia, are screened with all those criteria in mind by authors, reviewers, editors, and publishers. That is not the case for most of the information on the Internet. No one has to approve the content of web sites, so it is your job to assess the appropriateness of the data you find on the Internet.

The domain name of the web page can reveal a great deal about the authority of the information on...

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