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Credibility Continuum

With so much information readily available, how do you know what sources to trust? Use this guide to help determine the credibility of various information sources.


Advocacy groups and organizations include political parties, single issue advocacy groups, and even organizations based on promoting industries such as the pharmaceutical industry and the oil industry. Information produced by advocacy groups often use factual data, but can be heavily biased. They are often selective in the facts they choose to use and those they choose to omit or downplay.