You are an information consumer. Be smart about what you consume.
You are undoubtedly consuming an enormous amount of information every day. Between emails, messages, alerts, social media, news feeds, videos, textbooks, and articles - we are inundated with an ever growing body of information. How do we sort through these murky waters? How do we know what's factual? This guide is a starting point for the essential, constant work of information evaluation.
The key to critical thinking is being able to ask the right questions. As humans, we tend to seek out information that confirms our own bias, beliefs, and interests. Search engines and social media reinforce this filter bubble with incredibly astute algorithms. If you've never heard of filter bubbles - check out this basic video that was way ahead of its time: