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Evaluating Sources: What do they have to lose?

Find out who is providing the content and why. Get information from different sources. Be skeptical.
Ask yourself "What do they have to lose if they give bad information?"  If they have nothing to lose, they have no consequences for bad behavior.
Put domain (EX: fvtc.edu) in search box to learn more about who is in charge, and how long the website has been around.

Retraction Watch

RED FLAG: Ad promises cures, diet aids, work-at-home jobs, etc.

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