Diavolo Posted October 5, 2021 Share Posted October 5, 2021 Hello, dear adult human beings. I welcome you to this little tutorial. I am going to teach you how not to believe the first thing that is presented to you on the Internet as true information. Even question this that you are about to read. Before, let's talk a little about the infodemic. According to an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology, A&R, whose link I will leave at the end of this article, The term infodemic is used to refer to the abundance of information on a specific topic. The term is derived from the union between the word information and the word epidemic. It is related to similar concepts such as fake news or intoxication, as the amount and exposure of these intensify We all know the typical person who does not review the information that comes to him/her and spreads it, adopting it as true, without first verifying it. 1.- Detect if the person is an authority or not on a subject. Surely you have met 1 or more people who are shown as carriers of the truth in some group. Not bad. The first thing you can do is ask for their credentials. Perhaps it is an authority on the subject. Otherwise, it is highly likely that it is someone who only expresses his/her opinion and her personal projections towards a specific topic. 2.- After requesting the above, it is best to request the sources on which the comments are based. If he or she is an authority, it is highly likely that he/she shares specialized texts on the subject of which he/she speaks. Otherwise, the information does not have sufficient support to be taken seriously. Next, I will leave a few pages to be able to verify the veracity of the sources of information obtained. 3.- Use of scientific search engines, my friend. Any subject can do a search on Google, but, in case you didn't know, Google has its own scientific search engine. There, you will only find information that is validated and exposed in reliable media; used by researchers across the globe. https://scholar.google.com/ Scientific seekers there are a lot. Don't get caught up in ordinary Google, which is used to search for cat videos and tik tokers. Well, that's it! Now you are less vulnerable. If you think I have missed any points, please let me know. Always remember to discuss serious issues with reliable sources of information. Be responsible with the information you share, you never know who can read it. Greetings, mortals! Scientific source about infodemic:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/art.41468 Verifiers: 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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