The following are a series of questions to ask yourself whenever you encounter a source, whether online, through social media, recommended by a friend, or in a library database.
Assessing authority can be tricky, but we often do it pretty hastily and without thinking. The following questions are designed to help you slow down and reflect on the authorship and authority of the sources you encounter.
Finally, we often assess the scope, currency, and coverage of sources without thinking, but they can tell us a lot about a source, and whether they are appropriate to our research.
Whether an image has been altered, and where it has traveled on the web
Recognizing photomontage or modified photos
Memes are images, videos, text, usually ironic or satirical, that becomes viral. These two tools help you track the creation and diffusion of the most well known viral memes.