We are increasingly asked to rely on expert advice in many areas of our lives. But how do we know which experts to trust? How can we tell if the information they’re sharing is reliable? This toolkit provides simple tests and guidance to determine the trustworthiness of experts.

Take our quiz! Read the different examples of news stories below and answer the questions that follow. How well can you detect trustworthy experts and information?

This toolkit will help you decide when to rely on expert advice and when you’re right to be distrustful. It’s been designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their technical expertise, including secondary school students. Additional questions and resources are listed after each example.

This is a simulated digital environment. Try to click on the examples to learn about trusting and distrusting experts