Information on the web
Information on the web

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Information on the web

5.2 Evaluating the quality of information on the Web

The quality of the information you will find on the Web varies enormously as there is no editorial control. Anybody can establish a website, claiming to be whoever they want to be. As Mark Twain put it:

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

So how can you judge the reliability and quality of the information you find on the Web? If you think in terms of who (put the site there), why (they created the site) and when (the site was last updated) you won't go far wrong.


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