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how can you tell wether information on a website is trustworthy?
Here are eight ways to tell if a website is reliable. 1. Look for Sites from Established Institutions The web is full of websites that were started five minutes ago. 2. [ Look for Sites With Expertise You wouldn't go to an auto mechanic if you broke your leg, and you wouldn't go to the hospital to have your car repaired. 3. Steer Clear of Commercial Sites Sites run by companies and business - their websites usually end in .com - are more often than not trying to sell you something. 4. Beware Bias Reporters write a lot about politics, and there are plenty of political websites out
there. 5. Check the Date As a reporter you need for the most up-to-date information available, so if a website seems old, it's probably best to steer clear. One way to check - look for a "last updated" date on the page or site. 6. Look at the Site's Look If a site looks poorly designed and amateurish, chances are it was created by amateurs. Steer clear. But be careful - just because a website is professionally designed doesn't mean it's reliable. 7. Avoid Anonymous Authors Articles or studies whose authors are named are often - though not always - more reliable than works produced anonymously. It makes sense: If someone is willing to put their name on something they've written, chance are they stand by the information it contains. And if you have the name of the author, you can always Google him or her to check their credentials. 8. Check the Links Reputable websites often link to each other. See which sites the website you're on links to. Then go to Google and enter this in the search field: ]
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