AUTHORITY has to do with the expertise of the person or group responsible for producing or publishing information. Depending on the context, authority can involve the author or publisher's level of education on the topic, level of experience or proximity to the topic.
The SIFT method for evaluating information online includes four moves:
The idea of SIFT comes from Mike Caulfield and is reused here under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License Creative Commons License.
Download and use the rubric below to guide your thinking as you evaluate websites.