Tips for evaluating authority:
Who is the author/publisher/source?
What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations?
Is the author qualified to write on this topic?
Check the About us section.
Check the URL. Domain names provide clues.
.com = commercial, .net = commercial, .org = nonprofit organization, .edu = educational, .gov = U.S. government, .ca.gov = California government
If words like “.wordpress” or “blogger” are in the domain that usually means it’s a blog rather than a news source.
Be wary of variations of well known websites, such as “.com.co,” this is usually a sign that the website is fake version of a website. However, it can also be a foreign domain name from a reputable source.
Avoid websites that end in “lo” ex: Newslo.
For determining the source of a picture, do a reverse image search.
: able to be believed : reasonable to trust or believe
: concerned with or relating to formal study or research