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Browser Beware:
Don’t trust everything you read on the internet!

Learn to view web sites critically, checking the reliability of information. Be on the lookout for bias, out-of-date-information, and questionable content.


Examples:


Martin Luther King at http://www.martinlutherking.org/.

This web site lays claim to “A True Historical Examination” of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
QUESTIONABLE CONTENT AND POLITICAL BIAS – The title page may mislead some readers into thinking that the content on this website is authoritative and objective. It is not. The website is hosted by a politically motivated white supremacy group.


Leaflets from the Institute of Historical Review at http://ihr.org/main/leaflets.shtml.

Site questions occurrence of the Holocaust, charging Simon Wiesenthal and Elie Wiesel with lies.
POSSIBLE BIAS AND QUESTIONABLE CONTENT – Site is discriminatory and offers biased and contradictory version of Holocaust and 20th century history.


If you are unsure of the information you find in a web site, please ask a reference librarian for help.