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You are probably familiar with Wikipedia as a source of background information. Because of its extensive coverage, Wikipedia can be a useful way to evaluate a website by getting outside the site. The Wikipedia author(s) might help you understand the site's purpose and credibility, and they will cite their sources for claims. Here's an example of how Wikipedia can be helpful:
In the description above, the Wikipedia author(s) tells you that American College of Pediatricians might have designed its name to be confused with American Academy of Pediatrics. It is socially conservative and has been listed as a hate group. It has been accused by mainstream researchers of mischaracterizing their work.
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