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Vetting Spurious Websites Presented by: Frank Westcott
Spurious vs. Inappropriate Spurious: “intended to deceive”; “plausible but false”; “a false piece made to deceive”
Title Page www.whitehouse.gov
Title Page www.whitehouse.com
Title Page www.whitehouse.org
Stealth Sites Spurious Web Addresses (URLs) <ul><li>bobthebuilder.com  bobthebiulder.com </li></ul><ul><li>yahoo.com yahho...
Creating a Website <ul><li>Web Hosting w/ Domain name - $5.95/mo. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal knowledge of HTML required. </...
Tip #1 – Look at the page! <ul><li>Does the page list an author? </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsoring Organization? </li></ul><ul>...
Google martin luther king
Martin Luther King - Google
Martinlutherking.org
Mlk.org scrolled
stormfront
Tip #2 - Analyze the URL http://www.harvard.edu/~fwestcott/historyfacts.html http://www.harvard.edu Reputable site Questio...
Civil war facts
Text Civil War
TIP #3 – View the HTML Source
 
 
 
 
HTML Meta Keywords <ul><li><head> <title>Martin Luther King Jr. - A True Historical Examination</title> <META NAME=&quot;K...
Tip #4 - Who Maintains the Site? <ul><li>How do you find out the owner of a site if it isn’t listed on the homepage? </li>...
WHO IS www.martinlutherking.org 9792
Register.com martinlutherking.org
Verify whois hn8yp
Whois info
Google 561-833-0030
Phone result
Google link:martinlutherking.org TIP #5 – Find out who links to the site
 
Google martinlutherking.org
 
 
Other Spurious Websites <ul><li>GATT  or  WTO </li></ul><ul><li>Globalwarming.org </li></ul><ul><li>FAFSA.GOV  or  FAFSA.C...
 
 
 
 
 
 
What is DHMO <ul><li>Dihydrogen Monoxide </li></ul><ul><li>Di = 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Mono = 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Dihydrogen ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank You Any Questions
Tree Octopus Brain Transplants New Identity Pets or Food
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    1. 1. Vetting Spurious Websites Presented by: Frank Westcott
    2. 2. Spurious vs. Inappropriate Spurious: “intended to deceive”; “plausible but false”; “a false piece made to deceive”
    3. 3. Title Page www.whitehouse.gov
    4. 4. Title Page www.whitehouse.com
    5. 5. Title Page www.whitehouse.org
    6. 6. Stealth Sites Spurious Web Addresses (URLs) <ul><li>bobthebuilder.com bobthebiulder.com </li></ul><ul><li>yahoo.com yahhoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>disneyland.com dinseyland.com </li></ul><ul><li>teletubbies.com teltubbies.com </li></ul><ul><li>britneyspears.com britnyspears.com </li></ul><ul><li>historychannel.com historychanel.com </li></ul>e e n
    7. 7. Creating a Website <ul><li>Web Hosting w/ Domain name - $5.95/mo. </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal knowledge of HTML required. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone with a credit card and an opinion can create a site quickly and easily. </li></ul>Just because it’s on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s true or accurate.
    8. 8. Tip #1 – Look at the page! <ul><li>Does the page list an author? </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsoring Organization? </li></ul><ul><li>Date created? Modified? Updated? </li></ul><ul><li>Any “out of place” words/pictures? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Google martin luther king
    10. 10. Martin Luther King - Google
    11. 11. Martinlutherking.org
    12. 12. Mlk.org scrolled
    13. 13. stormfront
    14. 14. Tip #2 - Analyze the URL http://www.harvard.edu/~fwestcott/historyfacts.html http://www.harvard.edu Reputable site Questionable sites http://www.harvard.edu/%fwestcott/historyfacts.html http://www.harvard.edu/users/fwestcott/historyfacts.html /historydepartment /facts.html
    15. 15. Civil war facts
    16. 16. Text Civil War
    17. 17. TIP #3 – View the HTML Source
    18. 22. HTML Meta Keywords <ul><li><head> <title>Martin Luther King Jr. - A True Historical Examination</title> <META NAME=&quot;KEYWORDS&quot; CONTENT=&quot;Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights, Black History, Slavery, Reparations, Kwanzaa, Anti-Defamation League, ADL, , anti-Semitism, racism, bigotry, hatred, prejudice, bias, Holocaust, Israel, democracy, terrorism, militia, Jews, Jewish, diversity, anti-Semitic incident, racist, discrimination, Holocaust denial, neo-Nazi, Nazi, Nazis, tolerance, civil rights, Black, extremism, extremist, hate crimes, skinheads, Middle East, Islamic Extremist, education, White supremacy, minority, bias, religious freedom, tolerance, religious right, Martin Luther King Jr., free speech, MLK, school prayer, religion, justice&quot;> <META NAME=&quot;DESCRIPTION&quot; CONTENT=&quot;The truth about Martin Luther King: Includes historical trivia, articles and pictures. A valuable resource for teachers and students alike.&quot;> </head> </li></ul>
    19. 23. Tip #4 - Who Maintains the Site? <ul><li>How do you find out the owner of a site if it isn’t listed on the homepage? </li></ul><ul><li>View the WHOIS listing. </li></ul><ul><li>www.easywhois.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.truewhois.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.whois.net </li></ul>
    20. 24. WHO IS www.martinlutherking.org 9792
    21. 25. Register.com martinlutherking.org
    22. 26. Verify whois hn8yp
    23. 27. Whois info
    24. 28. Google 561-833-0030
    25. 29. Phone result
    26. 30. Google link:martinlutherking.org TIP #5 – Find out who links to the site
    27. 32. Google martinlutherking.org
    28. 35. Other Spurious Websites <ul><li>GATT or WTO </li></ul><ul><li>Globalwarming.org </li></ul><ul><li>FAFSA.GOV or FAFSA.COM </li></ul><ul><li>DHMO.org </li></ul><ul><li>ihr.org </li></ul><ul><li>US Draft Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Dehydrated Water </li></ul><ul><li>Fraud E-Mails </li></ul><ul><li>Mouse over links </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    29. 42. What is DHMO <ul><li>Dihydrogen Monoxide </li></ul><ul><li>Di = 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Mono = 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Dihydrogen = 2 hydrogen </li></ul><ul><li>Monoxide = 1 oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>H2O </li></ul><ul><li>H2O = Water </li></ul>
    30. 53. Thank You Any Questions
    31. 54. Tree Octopus Brain Transplants New Identity Pets or Food
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