Reliably Unreliable


As a Secondary Education and English major, the vast majority of my time is spent writing papers. An even more vast amount of my time is spent researching reliable sources to support whatever it is I am writing about at the time. If there is one thing I have learned thus far in my college career, it is that the Internet is reliably unreliable. I am willing to bet that more than half of what you find on the Internet, comes from an unreliable source. Why is it that the tool we use so often to acquire the answers to our questions so… questionable? It is because of how accessible and feasible it is to mass produce false information for everyone to see, and believe, simply because it is on the Internet. Aaron Barlow, author of The Rise of the Blogosphere, states:

“[…] For much of what passes for research on…

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