Consider 4 aspects about a source to determine if it is reliable:
2. Motivation or Bias
Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information that confirms or support one's personal beliefs or values. It includes instances when people ignore or choose not to believe information that is true simply because that information does not align with their personal beliefs.
You should avoid confirmation bias in your research and engage with factual and scholarly information that might challenge your own point of view. Watch the following video to learn ways to beat confirmation bias.