The following criteria can be used to evaluate web sites:
Work through these examples to determine whether the content of these sites is objective:
A source can be considered objective if the content has not been influenced by emotions, personal prejudices, or the desire to influence the person reading it. Information presented in a manner that attempts to sway the reader is considered biased.
It is also useful to consider the purpose of the site and to think critically as to why the organization sponsoring the site is providing the information.
If the site is sponsored, is the sponsor credible? Can the sponsor be trusted to provide accurate information? What is the sponsor's reputation?
Consider objectivity of the web site with authority in mind.