Authority of Information sources
Based on the the question: In a world of disinformation, social media, and “alternative facts,” how do you identify and vet credible information sources?
There are several of sources out there people obtain information. The importance of obtaining information do differs and so is the value of such information. Not only do librarians and libraries check for the authority of resources to be acquired but also confident about its impact on the population serving. Hence, the credibility of such information sources.
In order to identify credible information sources, it is imperative to first know the best authority behind such information. Election information would be best sourced for from the right election authority rather than a blog or YouTube. The part of identification in term of "who is who" is so important in knowing that you are obtaining the right information (sort of a primary source) and upholding public trust. Over the years, own voices and authorities in information resources have be established and continue to expand every day. The "alternative facts" should not be the first point of call when searching for information resources but the right authorities/voices/professionals.