What is Lateral Reading?
"Lateral reading" is the concept of looking for information about a resource before actually reading the resource in order to better understand how trustworthy it is. It is an important tool for researchers that are trying to cut through possible lies, misinformation, and disinformation and find the kernels of truth they can use for their projects or their personal consideration.
How to Do Lateral Reading
Follow the steps below in order to do lateral reading for any source you find!
Lateral Reading Example
Below is a source that we aren't sure about. Let's do lateral reading on it and learn about it so we can figure out how much we can trust it!