SIFT is a series of actions you can take to determine the validity and reliability of claims and sources on the web. SIFT is an additional set of skills to build on checklist approaches to evaluating online content.
The SIFT method, or strategy, is quick, simple, and can be applied to various kinds of online content: news articles, scholarly articles, social media posts, videos, images, etc.
Each letter in SIFT corresponds to one of the Four Moves:
Includes videos and activities that help you develop the habits and skills needed to evaluate online information to determine what to trust. Covers three key lateral reading strategies that fact-checkers use: Investigate the Source; Check the Claim; and Trace the Information.