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Fake News: Frauds and Fakes on the Internet

There are many hoaxes on the Internet Here are some web sites which appear to be real, but are not. There is also a page with information on checking out sites, and criteria for evaluating web sites.

Linking

Librarians: please unlink or nofollow sites you don’t want to lend your authority to.

Jessamyn West at http://librarian.net/ notes that the way some libraries link to hate sites will actually help make them appear higher on results lists of search engines.

Here is a link to the full article which includes instructions for making sure your link to a hate site will not help their position in search results.