Web of Deception: Misinformation on the Internet
Anne P. Mintz
Information Today, Inc., 2002 - Computers - 275 pages
As the Internet has become flooded with untrustworthy information, some of which is intentionally misleading or erroneous, this book teaches web surfers how inaccurate data can affect their health, privacy, investments, business decisions, online purchases, and legal affairs. Bringing together the world’s leading information-age observers, analysts, writers, and practitioners, this analysis reveals the Web as fertile ground for deception and misinformation. These experts provide hard-won advice on how to recognize misinformation in its myriad forms and disguises. Included are an array of tips on how to evaluate web sites for quality and bias, checklists for navigating the Internet more effectively, and advice for those who have been duped.
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Can't really tell about the accuracy. Example p 14 New Hartford site. She says that it has an academic URL - no it is city-newhartford.us Also that if you check an atlas the town does not exist - wrong.... just do a mapquest/bing/googlemap search - it is in SE Minnesota. As for Mankato - same thing about academic URL... no again.... it is city-mankato.us for this one also.
She also skipped many sites... Burmese Mountain Dog Club... burmesemountaindog.info ... no such dog.
endofthenet.net really the end of the Internet???
Central Park's underground city with Hitler, aliens and Howard Stern.... centralpark-ny.us
I wonder what else is out dated and just plane wrong??
Where to Go for Help
Sometimes It Is the Technology
Web Sleight of Hand
Prime Pickings for Bonnie and Clyde
Where to Go for Help
How to Locate Legal Information on Your Own
How to Evaluate WebBased Directories
The Critical Factor
The Danger of Hidden Assumptions
Search Engine Assumptions About Searchers
More Silence Please
Mathematics and Privacy Empower
Businesses Give Too
How to Report a Possible Charity Scam
Consumer and EMail Fraud Rely on Misdirection
Whos in Charge?
Around the World Wide Web with
The Dirty Dozen