Web of Trust or WOT is a program, available as a browser add-on, which collects user ratings of websites. The program can be freely downloaded from the WOT site at
WOT will do two things for you:
As you surf the web, color coded little icons are added to links to let you know what other users think of the website, whether they believe it is reliable, whether their commercial offerings are honest and whether the site should be avoided by children.
Web of Trust also lets you 'vote' on sites, to increase or decrease their user rated reputation scores. Every WOT user can vote once for each site, and according to the developers, the scores are extremely difficult to "game", meaning it is difficult to give someone a bad reputation by automated or group voting.
Why is it then that sites that carry information on natural medicine, sites that inform about the dangers of vaccines, and in general sites that do not agree with the pharma-dominated medical paradigm are often rated in an extremely negative way?
It does not make sense that the users of those sites would give them negative ratings. Most of those sites' users go to them for the information they find interesting and useful. Rather than negative, the sites should be rated positively by users. Yet, we see the exact contrary. The more honest the information on a site, the more likely it is to be flagged as "unreliable" and having "a poor reputation".