How to verify the reliability of information?

Nowadays, it is becoming more and more difficult to be sure whether a piece of information is true or false. So, through this article, you will find the tips you need to avoid falling into such a trap.

What is information?

First of all, information is a fact, a natural event and sometimes even a political decision or a scientific research that the actors of the media make known to the general public. To know much more about her explanation, we suggest you to continue reading. Indeed, three main points characterize an information. We suggest you to go further in the reading of this article. 

These are the audience for which the information is intended, the verification and finally what it is based on. With regard to the first, the information is of necessity for the public. Otherwise it represents an interest. For the verification, it comes from the sources. The source can be a direct witness, an authority or also a company etc. The third point is the basis of the information, i.e. on real facts.

What to know about a source of information?

In a simpler way the source of information is nothing else than its origin. We can then speak about primary sources (photograph and witnesses) and secondary sources which is a (narrative emanating from a person). Indeed, to ensure the credibility of a piece of information, journalists are called upon to collect information from different sources talking about the same event. 

Then, with the advent of the Internet and the spontaneous migration of press organs to social networks, we commonly witness a disinformation coming from all directions. Everyone in his corner gives his opinion without being really informed. Such a behavior can affect the privacy of a person. In order not to harm anyone by spreading information, it is necessary to identify the source, make sure that it is not the opinion of a person and finally know the date of publication.