Watch this video before you continue the activities below. Now answer the following questions in writing using your notes:
1. Identify the source for this video. Who is responsible for the information?
2. What makes the information in this video reliable?
3. What individuals or groups might find the information in this video important? Why?
4. Is there more information you need to know about the subjects that make the information more reliable? What is it?
Read "How to Understand the Bias of a Publication" in Points of View Reference Center.
Look at your citations. If any of your sources are from sources mentioned as conservative, liberal, or moderate in "How to Understand the Bias of a Publication," type or write conservative, liberal, or moderate next to the citation.
Read the "Judge Fact and Opinion" section of "Social Networking Cites: Guide to Critical Analysis" in Points of View Reference Center. Using the two articles you've chosen that are relevant to the questions you selected in items 1 and 2 above, show how the authors of the two articles used fact and opinion. In your research journal quote two fact sentences from each article. In your research journal quote two opinion sentences from each article. Be sure to cite your sources.
Using ISearch (find it in the Resources box) try a search for social media and compare the results under each tab.