CCOW Guide: Mastering the art of evaluating social media information

An information literacy guide

Just so you know

In today's digital age, social media has become a prominent source of information on a wide range of topics, from current events to personal opinions, easily accessible and communicated through various platforms. However, not all information found on social media is accurate, reliable, or unbiased. It's crucial to be able to evaluate the accuracy, reliability, and bias of the information presented to us, as it can have a significant impact on our personal lives and society as a whole. Therefore, it is important to master the art of social media information literacy, which involves critical evaluation of information sources. Hence, to impart effective and efficient evaluation of social media information, an Information Literacy Guide can be an essential tool.

This website provides a comprehensive overview which aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills to evaluate social media information critically and effectively. By doing so, we hope to promote information literacy and help individuals avoid being misled by misinformation or fake news.

This guide involves examining several key aspects of the information presented, including the credentials of the author, the claims made, the objectives behind the information, and the worldview or perspective presented. By checking these aspects, individuals can determine the credibility of the information and make informed decisions about how to use it.

To help you understand how to successfully and efficiently evaluate social media information, we'll take you through each CCOW criterion in detail in this guide.


This guide discusses each CCOW element; just click the Image Buttons on the next section of the guide to navigate each criteria.