CALI Internet Legal Resources – Free Resources and Evaluating Websites & Forum Question – Institute for Historical Review

Some thoughts in no particular order:

Domain Names:

.org started out for non-profit organizations but now it is used for both non-profit and for-profit entities.  Right entities using .org is very diverse, including cultural institutions, associations, sports teams, religious, and civic organizations, open-source software projects, schools, environmental initiatives, social, and fraternal organizations, health organizations, legal services, as well as clubs, and community-volunteer groups. Some cities also use .org.

.com started out for commercial entities but it now it is used for general purposes, including state agencies.  For example, is the URL for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Institute for Historical Review:

One of the methods of evaluation of the website would be to look at the media articles.  Do you recognize and know all the media outlets?  For example, what is RT-News?  You might take a quick look at Wikipedia or some other resource.

Another would be to take a look at the articles written by individuals published on the website.  I took a look at Mark Weber’s article on Biden.   It looks like he is summarizing a speech that Biden gave in 2013.  He started a sentence in the article – “Biden might also have mentioned……” and then went on to discuss items that I did not think that Biden would have said.  I realized then I needed to know more about Mr. Weber and took a look at Wikipedia.

Wikipedia was very useful.  I assume that we all  know how Wikipedia works, but if you do not please contact me.  Wikipedia can be a quick way to begin to get a read in certain areas.

Many of you realized that this website was not to be trusted.  For those of you who did not, please take a look at all the forum answers and responses and re-look at the website.  Accurate evaluation of websites is a critical skill. Please let me know if you have any questions.