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Is the Information Reliable?

Identify the credentials of the author(s) and the publication to establish the authority and credibility of the information. Ask yourself the following:

  • Who is the author/producer of the information?
  • What are the credentials of the author/producer of the information?
  • Did the information come from an authoritative source?
  • Is the information timely?
  • How permanent is the information?
covers of tabloids, such as The National Enquirer 
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