Our textbook describes the internet as "a freewheeling frontier town in the old West," which means we need to be very careful about the sources we choose to read, believe, and cite in our work (PA 301). Our recent discussions and assignments have asked you to review articles provided in our textbook, but it's about time you were offered the chance to do some of your own searching on the internet.
For this assignment, you must find an online article about social media and privacy OR social media and free speech. First, identify the website where your source was found, and evaluate it according to the following criteria: accuracy, credibility, objectivity, currency, comprehensiveness, and authority. Once you develop your assessment of the website, turn to the article. Do you believe this web article is appropriate to use in a formal academic essay? Why or why not? What about your website evaluation as well as your evaluation of the article itself helps you make your decision?
Please provide a Works Cited page to cite the online article you write about in this assignment.
Your paragraph(s) should be at least 300 words long.
Due: Wednesday, Week 3
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