How to understand Internet Media
The Media, Propaganda, Internet Searching, Checking websites
PROPAGANDA: the organized dissemination of information, allegations, etc, to assist or damage the cause of a government, movement, etc.
BIAS: an extraneous latent influence on, unrecognized conflated variable in, or selectivity in a sample which influences its distribution and so renders it unable to reflect the desired population parameters.
- Card stacking
- Glittering Generalities
- Lesser of Two Evils
- Name Calling
- Pinpointing the Enemy
- Plain Folks
- Simplification (Stereotyping)
For more details visit: http://library.thinkquest.org/C0111500/proptech.htm
Internet Search Techniques
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This that thing
Returns all pages containing the terms "this", "that", and "thing"
This OR that
Returns all pages containing either the term "this" or "that"
"This that and the other thing"
Returns all pages containing the exact phrase "this that and the other thing"
Returns all pages containing the term "this" but not the term "that"
Returns all pages containing the terms "this" and "that"
Returns a definition of the term "this"
How to check a website for reliability
1.Who wrote the site and information in it?
2.Who published the site?
3.What is the main purpose of the site?
To sell a product?
As a personal hobby?
As a public service?
To further scholarship on a topic?
To provide general information on a topic?
To persuade you of a particular point of view?
4. Who is the intended audience?
Scholars or the general public?
Which age group is it written for?
Is it aimed at people from a particular geographic area?
Is it aimed at members of a particular profession or with
5.What is the quality of information provided on the website?
When was the website published? etc.
You can use the searching operators to answer all of these questions