It is difficult to find fair and balanced information, particularly on the Web, which is commonly used as a venue to promote the opinions of individuals and groups. When viewing Web-based information, it is important to examine the author’s point of view and potential bias.
Questions to Ask
What are the authors goals and objectives?
Is a particular viewpoint being presented, or is more than one viewpoint being presented?
Is the author or organization trying to sell anything?
Does the site reflect the agenda of a political, religious, or social group or institution?
Watch for biased information from businesses, advocacy groups, or authors with a political or religious agenda. Be especially cautious of .com. .org, or .net domains
Try to find out what an author or group stands for by visiting the "about us" or "mission" section of a site, which will provide you with basic information about who is running the site and what they stand for