I suspect the negative ratings reflect the raters' political leanings (to the right), as this is, in fact, a well-regarded Left-leaning site. It is unfortuante that political bias is determining ratings. This does not reflect the intention of WOT.
Low rating not related to spam, pop-ups, phishing, adult content or anything else I want WOT to alert me to. Please don't rate it low because your sensitive mental state finds disparate policy views taxing.
This is a political site which has most likely gotten poor ratings from those who disagree with the policy positions put forth on the site. I do not see how this should translate into ranking the site as untrustworthy.
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