One of the big challenges when looking at information sources is deciding whether or not something is CRAP!
When looking at information sources, use the CRAP test to evaluate your source. It's a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. These criteria work equally well with printed material, electronic resources or social media.
The MORE of these elements your source has, the less likely it is to be CRAP!
The timeliness of the information.
The importance of the information for your needs.
The source of the information.
The reason the information exists.
Kushkowski, English 302, Spring 2015. Adapted from Pellack, "What the C.R.A.P?" English 250, Fall 2013, and CSU Chico, "CRAAP Test: Evaluate Your Resources."