Some articles on anonymous sources, source, sources:
... Anonymous sources are double-edged - they often provide especially newsworthy information, such as classified or confidential information about current events, information about a previously unreported scandal ... may make it difficult or impossible for the reporter to verify the source's statements ... Sometimes sources hide their identities from the public because their statements would otherwise quickly be discredited ...
... The identity of anonymous sources is sometimes revealed to senior editors or a news organization's lawyers, who would be considered bound by the same confidentiality ... to prevent reporters from fabricating non-existent, anonymous sources, and to provide a second opinion about how to use the information obtained, how or how not to identify sources ... The use of anonymous sources has been a controversial subject for many years ...
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