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Information Source Selection Approach

Published 4 Nov, 2022 Modified 7 Nov, 2022 Read in 1m 47s Viewed 146 times

In reference to our strict editorial standards, our teams go through the process of vetting information sources to ensure authenticity and correctness of the statements. In addition to this rationale, we want to stand only with legible, credible, authorized, truly useful, and valuable sources that can help our readers to follow further information. We do […]



In reference to our strict editorial standards, our teams go through the process of vetting information sources to ensure authenticity and correctness of the statements. In addition to this rationale, we want to stand only with legible, credible, authorized, truly useful, and valuable sources that can help our readers to follow further information.

We do not want to send you a source which is just not mature, not so useful, vague, random, just-in, or has no credibility. Therefore we have a categorical process of source selection and below are 3 categories of sources that we choose from for any content on our digital properties: –

  • Authorized Source
  • Credible Source
  • Popular Source

Authorized Source

For any information piece, fact, statement, or matter, the referred source should be authorized to talk about it.

Example: if we have published related to ‘any update for Android developer’ then, the source must be from ‘Android’ official sources e-g: from Android website or Google developers sources. Since both of these groups are authorized to talk about the concerned topic/update, therefore, we research only from these sources.

Credible Source

In some cases, the news or idea is just-new or driven from the personalities

Example: a software engineer from Google via his Twitter. In this case, we do research from the authorized as well as credible sources.

Popular Source

All the other sources which are not authorized and 1st-level credible, they’re considered as popular sources. Since we only refer to authorized and credible sources within article content, therefore, all other sources of information are cited below the content to avoid readers following popular ones prior to authorized ones.

How you can differentiate the source type within content?

Authorized sources always get a blue checkmark with them. Upon hovering the source link, you can learn more about the authorized source.

Credible sources get a lighter blue checkmark with them. Upon hovering the source link, you’ll see details of that source.

Popular sources are not linked within article content, however, you may see them within citations/sources below the content. Hovering over ‘{#} citations’ below content reveals all additional sources that may include popular, authorized, and credible.