I believe Stephen Hawking's assertion that the black hole information paradox isn't real. I am a follower of Stephen Hawking, who is an authority on scientific matters. He backed this assertion up with as much evidence as he could. He sometimes challenges contemporary thought, which people do not like, but if they look hard enough, they will see he has done his homework on the matter.
Hawking is the expert. Right now, the idea that any paradox exists is purely because of our lack of understanding of the universe, rather than an actual issue with nature itself. Hawking is the expert on black holes in general, so his word is intensely scrutinized and reviewed, and he's an important voice.
Yes, I believe Stephen Hawking's assertion that the black hole information paradox isn't real, because it violates common sense that it is. Hawking generally knows what he's talking about. Since his opinion on the topic coincides with the law of conservation of matter, his opinion is credible and should be believed.
At some point or another, everything gets pulled into a black hole. The only thing that gets yanked out is a massive amount of radio waves that come out of the pole of the black hole. The information paradox is the point at which even information can't come out of a black hole. If light can't escape, neither can information.
Stephen Hawking has opened our minds to many interesting theories about the universe. His ideas on the black hole information paradox, although not implicitly proven, can also not be disproved. Until things are proven scientifically, the jury is out on reality. The black hole information paradox is an interesting idea that very well might be true.