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Democracy 101 @ CSU

Learn how to become an engaged citizen by learning about important issues and voting.

SIFT: Trace Claims to Original Context

What is the SIFT Method? Learn more from the creator, Mike Caufield, before watching the videos below.

Unfortunately, many of the sources that you encounter online are not original content -- they're stories that are being re-reported or commented on. This makes some of the other steps of SIFT more difficult because the context of the information (and, sometimes, the information itself) is altered when it is re-shared. To address this problem, you may need to trace claims to their original context.