Vetting Spurious Websites


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  • Vetting Spurious Websites

    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
    4. 4. Title Page
    5. 5. Title Page
    6. 6. Stealth Sites Spurious Web Addresses (URLs) <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </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.
    12. 12. scrolled
    13. 13. stormfront
    14. 14. Tip #2 - Analyze the URL Reputable site Questionable sites /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> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    20. 24. WHO IS 9792
    21. 25.
    22. 26. Verify whois hn8yp
    23. 27. Whois info
    24. 28. Google 561-833-0030
    25. 29. Phone result
    26. 30. Google TIP #5 – Find out who links to the site
    27. 32. Google
    28. 35. Other Spurious Websites <ul><li>GATT or WTO </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>FAFSA.GOV or FAFSA.COM </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </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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