Each of our "Sifting" exercises will give you a scenario, show you a prompt associated with it, and ask you a question associated with it. You should "use your moves" on the prompt (the components of SIFT), then write your results in your notebook. If you are a student in a class, when you write your results in your notebook, make sure to use the specified heading, so that your teacher knows what prompt you are responding to.
We start the course with some pretty light exercises. So here's your first exercise. A friend sends you a text about a new "Alexa Toilet":
SMS message with text "Great, now there's an Alexa microphone in the bathroom too"
That links to this page: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/kohler-numi-alexa-toilet,news-28957.html
Now we could use our "Find Trusted Coverage" move here. But let's hold off on that. The question I want you to investigate is:
Use the "Investigate the Source" move, find out what you can. In your notebook, write the heading ALEXA TOILET, hit enter and tell us what you found out.
When you are done, go to the next page to see how a fact-checker might approach this problem.
Next up: Sifting: Alexa toilet (discussion)