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Evaluating Information: Tips & Tricks

Learn how to evaluate information retrieved online.

Fact Check Sites

What Does the Domain Tell You?

.gov = government                .org = organizational               .mil = military
.edu = educational  .com = commercial    .net = network
The domain is found at the end of a main URL or before the first slash. 

Domain names can be helpful in determining credible information, especially if they are .gov sites. Other domains including Education sites, Commercial sites, Organizations, and Networks require analysis. Anyone can make an .org, .com or .net website and there are no rules for content. 

Start with the Domain Name