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U4I Source Blacklist and Whitelist

Updated: Jul 30

Your quick guide to determining if an internet source is reliable!

There are so many sources on the internet, it's easy to get caught up in finding information and forget to fact-check and test the reliability of the source. At U4I, we wanted to establish a list of criteria we can use to judge the credibility of a source to make fack-checking easier to do in the long term! After extensive research, the above graphic outlines what we found to be the 10 identifiers that come together to make a source most credible.

Based on this criteria, we decided to go through many popular (an un-popular!) news sources an test their ability to match it. Through this process, we outlined a Whitelist of sources that we deemed acceptable and credible. On the other hand, we determined some sources who don't fit the criteria to be a credible source.


The New York Times

The Washington Post

The Economist


Associated Press News

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

The Wall Street Journal

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)


Pew Research

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

The Los Angeles Times

The New Yorker


USA Today


Christian Science Monitor

Foreign Affairs

The Atlantic

National Public Radio (NPR)

The Guardian



ABC News

CBS News

NBC News

Columbia Journalism Review

New Republic

The Poynter Institute

Bloomberg News

Forbes Magazine

The Nation

National Review

The Weekly Standard

Morning Brew

Yahoo News

All Sides

Chicago Tribune

The Hill


Market Watch

Education Week

Mercury News

LA Weekly

Daily Record



Media Bias/ Fact Check


World Health Organization


Russia Today



Drudge Report

Occupy Democrats

Donald Trump Twitter

DenBongino Podcast and Report

Washington Times

Daily Mail


Pravda Report

Rush Limbaugh


Experience Awareness

USA News Today

The Boston Tribune

Tea Party Inc.

Before It's News

Breaking CNN


Conscious Life News

The Onion

We understand that this list is not exhaustive and there are still plenty more sources on the internet that you can trust (and ones you shouldn't!) However, by establishing a criteria to judge each source, it is easier to discern if a source is reliable to use. We will be updating this list constantly as we continue out journey to fight misinformation, as well as researching metrics to determine whether or not offline sources are reliable.

United We Inform.

Written by Annie Pollak and Rebecca Guo

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