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  • Compare – Epa.gov vs. Epafacts.com
  • Search for “dinosaur” on Wikipedia.org vs. Conservapedia (Look at the “Talk” page).
  • Vampire Authors:  Sometimes people take credit for another person’s work.  See Google Books and Amazon for “Lambert M. Surhone” = ‘vampire author’.  “Lambert” has put his name on many titles, taking authorship credit.

Spoof sites:

  • “Pacific NW tree octopus” See: https://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/
  • “The Pope Comes to America” – CNN news video showing the Pope pulling a tablecloth out from under candlesticks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYjeWGH8Z1c
  • Clone Zone: “Tweak the world’s most popular websites”  Sites like these make it easy to trick searchers into believing they are accessing a reputable source when it’s just a clone of a site.  For example, the New York Times can be cloned and edited to look like it contains reliable news from this source when in reality it’s made-up information.

 

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