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Good, credible information on the internet is easy to find, you just have to look in the right places. Here's our guide to hunting down the good stuff and judging whether it's a valid source of information:
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Also using peer reviewed sources of information helps. I am a supporter of PLOS (Public Library of Science)
Good info; but not helpful when a bogus conclusion acquires a life of its own; Like Kellerman's "43 times more likely" myth.  Or all of the really bad assumptions about climate change that have been made by a bunch of people who should know better and when they're proven wrong, no effort goes into promulgating the evidence.
  Sometimes, just because of who has skin in the game, bad data keeps being referenced as a primary resource for political and financial reasons that don't have anything to do with pure science.
I agree with your last sentence entirely, +Rogi Ocnorb , but not with your first.  Isn't it when the bogus info takes on a life of its own the VERY moment when credible, accurate information and champions of said information are needed most?  I think the article was pointed toward equipping these champions.  Albeit a simple set of weapons, they are weapons no doubt. 
Excellent point +Charles Veritas - and to the issue of being able to tell something true or not, I actually covered the topic in a piece called "How to Tell if a Controversial Statement is Scientifically True" that was kind of the groundwork for this piece today:

As for trusting Wikipedia +Edwin Castillo  - well, I hit on that in the article, and why you might want to think twice before accepting Wikipedia articles as the full and final truth (even though it's a great resource!) :)
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