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Students have trouble judging the credibility of information online, researchers find | ScienceDaily

Students have trouble judging the credibility of information online, researchers find | ScienceDaily

When it comes to evaluating information that flows across social channels or pops up in a Google search, young and otherwise digital-savvy students can easily be duped, finds a new report from researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Education.

The report, released this week by the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG), shows a dismaying inability by students to reason about information they see on the Internet, the authors said. Students, for example, had a hard time distinguishing advertisements from news articles or identifying where information came from.

Source: Students have trouble judging the credibility of information online, researchers find — ScienceDaily