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Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:44 pm

RiffRaff wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Ein_Kreb wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:13 am
Also, for the love of all that is good, as a web developer I implore you guys to use the Trusted, Mostly Trusted, Mostly Untrusted, and Untrusted headers in a way similar to what I have here. You can see more information at a glance.

If you give me the information I can edit and format it tomorrow.
Edited the format to make it more legible. What do you think?
Excellent!

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DWS needs input on the following sources regarding category placement. Please feel free to conduct any research and post results with suggestions as to the most appropriate category based on the descriptions above.

Center For Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
Mostly trusted I think, but I would like other opinions on that.
International Business Times
Wavers between tabloid and real reporting.
Steve Herman (Twitter)
Not familiar enough with him
War Monitor (Twitter)
They are re-publishers and conduct no reporting on their own.

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:22 am

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:07 am
Steve Herman (Twitter)
Great Reporter!
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Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:09 am

Tass
Untrusted. Propaganda, though they do run some good stories. However, you can never be sure who's hand is behind it.

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Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:06 am

Agreed- TASS, RT, and Sputnik are only really reliable in getting official commentary from the Russian government. All articles should be verified with a reliable source. The same goes with Xinhua and Global Times in China.

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Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:27 pm

Hi, is Jerusalem Post trustworthy?

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Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:01 pm

Trains wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Hi, is Jerusalem Post trustworthy?
JP is obviously pro-Israel for local stories, but tends to be trustworthy and factual for international and breaking news. I would probably put them under "Mostly Trusted." Anyone else have a thought on this?
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Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:32 pm

I like JP, but like you said, it's really biased toward Israel. Not a bad thing, but it can taint their perspective.

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DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:32 pm
I like JP, but like you said, it's really biased toward Israel. Not a bad thing, but it can taint their perspective.
I popped them under "mostly trusted" for now, unless anyone disagrees with that.
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:34 am

I think in this day in age...no news source is 100% reliable, so each person must use their best judgment. Generally most news organizations get all their news from AP, AFP, Reuters & UPI. Having said that, my two cents are that I mostly agree with the aforementioned list, with the following exceptions: I think Newsmax should be a trusted source (avoid the external advertisements), as they cover all sides of the spectrum. Al Jazeera should be moved to mostly untrusted sources along with the Washington Post. For Mid-East news I find Gulfnews fairly reliable. One America (OAN) should be moved to mostly trusted. I would move Sputnik to un-trusted as it is tabloidal. The problem is that most sources are trying to promote their own side, so it is difficult to ascertain the actual facts behind the reporting. Debka is one to put in the unclassified category, as I would say it is neither unreliable nor reliable. There has been useful info from that site over the years.

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