Verifying Information in Challenging Environments for Citizen Monitors

  • You need to test all three legs of information – the source, the content, and the context – to have complete analysis of the information.
  • Think about how likely the event is considering the time and location reported.
  • Zoom out and analyze the entire picture, not just what is presented to you; what is being portrayed might not reflect the entire story.
  • Put the information in a domestic and international context and think about the likelihood of the event occurring within each framework.