Is that true?

How to be critical of health information online

Learning Objectives

1. Identify reliable and unreliable sources of health information online.​

2. Use the 5 Ws method to evaluate health information online.​

3. Use the CRAAP method to evaluate sources online.​

4. Understand the importance of fact checking.

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Why is this important?

As of 2010, 80% of Canadian household have internet connectivity (Tonsaker, Bartlett, & Trpkov, 2014). Health information found online influences our health beliefs, intentions, behaviors, and health care decisions (Sun, Zhang, Gwizdka, & Trace, 2019). This can be a problem if much of the health information we find is of low quality. Learning to think critically and evaluate the information we find online is an important skill.

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