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Reliability on the Crowded Net: Finding the Truth in a Web of Deceit

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dc.contributor.author Magnus, P.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-14T01:14:45Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-14T01:14:45Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation proceedings of MacHack 16 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/25991
dc.description.abstract On-line, just as off-line, there are ways of assessing the credibility of information sources. The Internet, although it arguably makes for nothing wholly new in this regard, complicates the ordinary task of assessing credibility. In the first section, I consider a specific example and argue that Internet content providers have no clear interest in resolving these comlications. In the second, I consider four general ways that we might assess credibility and explore how they apply to life online. Finally, I argue that even careful information gathering may pose subtle pitfalls but that some of these may be mitigated on-line. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher MacHack: the Conference for Leading Edge Developers en
dc.subject expertise en
dc.title Reliability on the Crowded Net: Finding the Truth in a Web of Deceit en
dc.type Article en

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