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Web Savvy -- General Guide: The Hill

A multi-page tutorial on evaluating web sites, for beginners and those who think they know.

Is The Hill Credible?

It begins when someone you follow posts a news link to Facebook. Before sending it on or using it for research, your first step is to click on it and look at the full article. Yes, this sounds obvious, but you need more than a brief introduction and a captivating photo. The link takes you to an article in a publication called TheHill.com.

Story about a doctor's sacrifice on TheHill.com

Since a doctor dying of Covid 19, is far too common an occurance to register at Snopes.com or Truth or Fiction? the next step is Ad Fontes Media to see if The Hill.com makes it onto their chart and where. If you select The Hill from the alphabetical list below the chart, this is the result. Click the image below to see it in full size.

The Hill in its place on the Ad Fontes chart.

The Hill is near just right of the chart's midline, and more importantly, it is near the top in the green box that indicates a highly reliable source.

As for The Hill itself, if you scroll to the bottom, you can find its physical address.

1625 K Street, NW
Suite 900
Washington DC 2000

Meanwhile, most authors at The Hill sign their first and last names.

In short, you can probably pass this article on to a friend or use it in your research.