Link: Fake websites and spoof websites; evaluating internet resources using false websites. I've been asked several times recently if I can suggest some fake websites that librarians or educators can show their students in order to prove that not everything is, well shall we say 'factually accurate' on the net. I was using a few fairly old and quite frankly tired examples - the Luther King site, or one of the White House sites, so I have been doing some digging around and have come up with over 50 sites that seem to me to be pretty good at demonstrating you can't believe what you find on the net.
I've arranged the examples into two pages; the first link above goes to scientific and commercial examples, with pages covering things such as male pregnancy, dihydrogen monoxide and Microsoft Firefox Professional for example. The second page provides examples in the area of social sites, historical, religious, political and travel and tourism. Examples include black market babies, absolution online, and the World Trade Organisation.
I've provided a brief line or two of commentary and given my opinion on how credible the content is, and how safe it is to use with children. There are some fantastic examples here, and even better, some of them are really funny. I hope that you find them useful - if so please feel free to mention them, and if you have a page on your own site that talks about evaluating internet resources, you're encouraged to link to it.