I am beginning to get fed up with the negative ratings on WOT based solely on political biases. The people who have rated the John Locke Foundation as Hate and discrimination are themselves being discriminatory against other political philosophies.
Founded in 1990, The John Locke Foundation employs research, journalism, and outreach programs to transform government through competition, innovation, personal freedom, and personal responsibility. JLF seeks a better balance between the public sector and private institutions of family, faith, community, and enterprise.
@nehouik -- The 97% statistic you quote is made up (no one really knows what an accurate %, as surveys have been self-selected), but you're certainly welcome to your opinion, and I appreciate that you at least took the time to explain your rating. Unfortunately, many of the low ratings in Reliability, Privacy, and Child Safety are just bogus trolling. Too bad, as it's lowering the value of WOT when people do this.
The John Locke Foundation is a conservative think tank. They are no where close to being malicious or hateful. They represent conservative/libertarian values and any bad ratings here are from liberal hackers.
A reminder of what the categories mean :
- Trustworthiness indicates the general level of trust that the users have towards a web site.
- Vendor reliability shows the level of trust for business transactions on a website, especially in e-commerce.
- Privacy measures the level of trust for protecting users’ privacy.
- Child safety signals the level of trust for the site’s suitability for children.
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I rated poorly the Trustworthiness not because of ideological opposition to it but because this website/group uses lies to actively mislead their readers and gain support to advocate measures favorable to their corporate supporters.
If you read a few comments down from this one, the user "NotBuyingIt" included a link regarding JLF's anti-global-warming propaganda. Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming is not a political claim but a scientific one supported by 97% of scientists and it is endorsed as a scientific fact by all major scientific organizations, including NAS, AAAS, NASA, and IPCC.
Aside from this corporate-backed propaganda supported by lies, the website is safe to browse, and I rated it favorably on these 3 other criteria.
I agree with the other posters, this site has been marked as unsafe by people who have a political agenda against this site. This is against the spirit of what WOT is to be used for, damages the reputation of WOT, and is awfully immature.
This organisation evidently functions as a malicious propaganda machine targeting American citizens. See