I think it doesn't get discussed enough how people of different levels of technical sophistication authenticate the *origin* and *integrity* of stuff they see online (to say nothing about the *veracity*, a whole 'nother question)

For example, I think we don't often enough acknowledge the value of URLs as a basically unshakeable source of origin information. This to me is one of the tragedies of PACER: no URL for court documents means that for most people there's no authentication of origin at all

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(Ditto FOIA documents: If I request something, and get mail from the agency in question, _I_ can be pretty sure of its origin. But then when I post it, you have to trust my assessment of that.)

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