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When you find sources on the open internet, it's not always obvious what you're looking at.
Below are some other things to think about when you find a source on the internet and aren't sure if the information is reliable.
- What do you know about the source?
- What do you know about the author? What else have they written?
- Are you looking at the best results, or just the first results?
- What do other sources say?
- How do other sources treat the same information?
- Can you find the original source of the information? If the author refers to another source or report, try to find it.
- Do you have the entire story? Has anything been taken out of context?