CRAAP Analysis

CRAAP is an acronym to assess the accuracy of websites like and

CRAAP stands for Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.

Currency (FC) is more current than (JF) because FactCheck’s objective is to check the facts of the most recent statements and declarations by political figures and institutions.

JustFacts is just the facts. They evaluate the truthfulness of information: facts, whether something was declared factual 50 years ago or 15 days ago. Their claim is “Your source for reliable research,” and their slogan is “A Resource For Independent Thinkers.”

JF cites who uses their website which includes The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Rush Limbaugh, and The Huffington Post. See


FC is a more relevant source for current news than JF because JF hasn’t determined yet what’s actual fact and what’s not a fact about current news issues.

For example, FC has an article about the FISA court memo released by the House Intelligence Committee, but the JF has no mention of the same memo.


Of the first 10 articles on, 8 of them are not in favor of President Trump. The most frequent source of information is CNN, with 5 of the first 10 stories citing CNN as the source.

JF cites hundreds of sources of information, as they describe themselves as a source of research compilation.


CNN is a primary source for, and CNN is anti-Trump, and most of their coverage on CNN is negative on President Trump. CNN only looks at one side.

However, I think NBC looks at both sides, and I haven’t found many citations on from NBC. The last NBC citation on FactCheck was October 18, 2017; therefore FactCheck isn’t very accurate because they are so one sided. has only referenced FactCheck once, and that was to point out an inaccuracy published by FactCheck:

“Based upon Mitt Romney’s 2010 federal tax return, the following organizations published articles claiming that Romney pays a lower federal tax rate than most Americans: PolitiFact,, CBS News, and Agence France-Presse.[62] [63] [64] [65] All of these articles failed to account for the burden of corporate income taxes, which fall more heavily on upper-income households.” See


I believe the purpose of is to present one-sided opinions as facts.

I believe the purpose is to present facts and let people decide for themselves what the truth is.

Search engines vs Meta-Search engines

This blog page was created as part of an assignment in my online computer class, LT 2010: Computer Skills for the Information Age.

I’m taking this class as part of my IDEAL curriculum.

This week’s assignment is to perform a web search on the term of my choice, and I chose “Inclusive Education.”

I used three different search engines: Google, Yahoo, and Bing. I also used three different meta-search engines: Dogpile, Webcrawler, and Metacrawler.

On the three search engines, there were more similarities than differences, but the meta-searches differed the most. Webcrawler pulled up more PBS articles than the others.

However, the results of all the searches only referenced the objective of including children with disabilities in regular education classrooms in elementary, middle school, and high school, but not in college.

Georgia State University is changing the definition of inclusive education with IDEAL by now including everyone, even disabled students in college classrooms, and that’s Real Inclusive Education.

My first blog post.

Hello, my name is Jimmy Freels, and I created this blog to talk about my experience in Inclusive Education (IE).

What IE is, in high school, I was in inclusive classes. I attended all regular education classes through an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), but in college you don’t have an IEP.

An Inclusive Education program is the only option I had, and I was fortunate to be one of the first IE students with a physical disability.

I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m a student at Georgia State University (GSU). How I got into college is through an Inclusive Education program at GSU called Inclusive Digital Expression And Literacy (IDEAL).

Here is IDEAL’s web page.