Therefore, the sources’ motivations, qualifications, and trustworthiness are unclear. All this causes users to wonder concerning the credibility of websites.
Credibility was mentioned by 7 participants as an important concern. When looking at a news story on the net, one person said, “a very important factor I always search for is who it is coming from. Could it be a reputable source? Can the source be trusted? Knowing is vital. I don’t wish to be fed with false facts.” When asked how believable the information in an essay on the Web seemed, someone else answered, “which is a question I ask myself about every internet site.”