Anonymous Sources

The artifact cites one or more anonymous or unnamed sources.

The practice of protecting a source’s identity from public scrutiny is a necessary and longstanding journalistic tradition. It is also a potential avenue for deception because there’s often very little oversight, editorial or otherwise, into the process of recruiting and utilizing an anonymous source.

Application

The Anonymous Sources flag This flag is an informational marker for any journalistic artifact or creative work that references an anonymous or unnamed source.