To 'cite' a source is to defer to it: to accept the authority behind the evidence it presents. This is the cleanest way to provide evidence/source/authority.

The main reason to create a cite link to substitute for an external link.

The best way to do this is to submit news from one or more standard sources, e.g. post summaries to CTV:namespace, Reuters:namespace. If the source already has namespace it will be assumed to be credible without review.

Else a refer link should be used, or you should make news stories up and submit them, before trying to claim they are or were cited.