Question: How do you know whether what you are reading, whether in a book, article, or on the internet or social media, is trustworthy information?
Answer: Does it pass the CRAAP test? If so, it is likely trustworthy information.
CURRENCY: When was it published? Is it current for the topic, or is it outdated information?
RELEVANCY: Is this relevant for your research needs?
AUTHORITY: Who wrote this/who is the author? Do they have any sort of authority on the topic?
ACCURACY: Is the information accurate, factual, and true?
PURPOSE: What is the reason this information was published? Is there a purpose/bias behind the publication that could skew the information?