For instance, opaque governments like Pyongyang's or the Islamic State's. How much weight should we accord to claims made by them.
If someone asks if Tiger Woods has scored the most hole-in-ones in a single game, would it be acceptable to cite North Korean media as saying Kim Jong-il had scored 11 hole-in-ones out of 18 in his maiden game?
Or what about if invisibility is possible, with an answer citing the invisible mobile phones invented by the same dictator?
“Kim Jong-Su, the general secretary of the North Korean FA, has said the Dear Leader gave ‘in-depth guidance’ on how to develop the game in the country and the coach himself has claimed he received regular tactical advice during matches, apparently using mobile phones that are not visible to the naked eye.” source
More seriously, when discussing issues like the impact of natural disasters in such countries, should the word of international humanitarian organisations be given greater credence than the local government?