The following is an excerpt from Chapter 6: Prioritizing Trustworthiness in the book Holy War for True Democracy.
Simply put, trustworthiness is the ability to be relied on as honest or truthful.
Trustworthiness also can be defined as being worthy of trust, which I earlier defined as our belief in the likelihood that a desired outcome will actually happen. For DG, the desired outcome is true and complete information about government and politics.
Said another way, for DG, a trustworthy person or organization reliably reports factual information based on verifiable evidence and provides unbiased interpretation of that information such that the people can be fully informed, which will allow them to participate in their own governance without ideological manipulation.