The Down Side of Blog Scraping by Linda Bailey

5. Verification

  • Without verifying facts of any given subject, blog scraping could easily spread misinformation if it’s not corrected in time. Those who do not check facts before writing content usually make themselves look as foolish as the one they “scraped” the content from. It is this reason why you should always verify facts by conducting research into the subject matter. Ideally you can find verification at one or more sites maintained by professional organizations to back up what the bloggers provide.
  • Doug: Always look for bias for each blogger you plan to use. This is easy for prominent political sites, but not so easy for pet treatments or baby clothes. Be sure to separate opinions from facts so you don’t turn the former into the later. As for professional organizations, each profession has its own go to sites, but they may require paid subscriptions.
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