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'''What should an editor do if they find that a secondary source is inaccurate in its reporting of a primary source or sources?'''
The page for {{cite web |url=http:// |title = reliable sources}} says: "While specific facts may be taken from primary sources, secondary sources that present the same material are preferred". Suppose a secondary source (for instance a news story about a court case) is not in agreement with the (primary source) court records? Or for another example, suppose an article in a popular science magazine (a secondary source) does not report a scientific study (primary source) correctly? To give another example, suppose publicly available documents from an estate (primary) exonerate a deceased person, while a biography (a secondary source) accuses them of some unethical mistake?
I propose that this guideline needs clarification, as follows: