Although the Internet provides access to a wealth of information, there is little, if any, control over the quality of that information. Side-by-side with reliable information, one finds disinformation, misinformation, and hoaxes. The authors of this paper discuss numerous examples of fabricated historical information on the Internet (ranging from denials of the Holocaust to personal vendettas), offer suggestions on how to evaluate websites, and argue that these fabrications can be incorporated into bibliographic instruction classes.
Drobnicki, John A. and Asaro, Richard, "Historical Fabrications on the Internet: Recognition, Evaluation, and Use in Bibliographic Instruction" (2001). CUNY Academic Works.