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How do you know whether you can trust Wikipedia or another online resource?
When doing a information search, you must not only rely with one source. You will need to at least browse or read other web pages with the same information, that is the only way of there are wrong information on that page. [ Furthermore, most of information sources are reliable, you just need to comprehend what is written on the site and not just mere copying and pasting it on your projects or
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User: How do you know whether you can trust Wikipedia or another online resource?

Weegy: When doing a information search, you must not only rely with one source. You will need to at least browse or read other web pages with the same information, that is the only way of there are wrong information on that page. [ Furthermore, most of information sources are reliable, you just need to comprehend what is written on the site and not just mere copying and pasting it on your projects or research works. ]
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User: How do you know whether you can trust Wikipedia or another online resource?

Weegy: When doing a information search, you must not only rely with one source. You will need to at least browse or read other web pages with the same information, that is the only way of there are wrong information on that page. [ Furthermore, most of information sources are reliable, you just need to comprehend what is written on the site and not just mere copying and pasting it on your projects or research works. ]
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The answer to your question , On how you can trust Wikipedia or another online resource , is that fact Generally, you can say you can trust something if it is repeated in another source you trust. (e.g. the New York Times, BBC news). A measure of trustworthyness of sources like the New York Times or BBC news is their track record; they are known for fact-checking their entries. At times they can still miss the boat and report something in error. The more trusted sources that report something independently off eachother, the more trust you can place in it. As for WIKIPEDIA , The articles with a lock at top-right corner can be trusted...like in the link below...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft

The articles with no lock on the top right corner can be or cannot be trusted...like in the link below...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reliance_Industr…
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