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In the comments sections of news websites, commenters rely upon an array of rhetorical moves, from evidence-based claims to personal insults and invective. It can be difficult for students to sort through this cacophony of claim and counterclaim. This task measures a student’s ability to evaluate the relative strengths of two arguments posted in response to a news story about the social media application Yik Yak.

Crash Course Video #6: Evaluating Evidence

In this episode of Crash Course, John Green explains how to determine if online evidence is reliable and relevant.