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4 Rotten Websites That Everyone Should Hate

Ryan Dube 03-07-2009

4 Rotten Websites That Everyone Should Hate skinheadAnyone who has spent any time simply browsing the Internet for interesting things to read quickly realizes that while the Internet is certainly filled with interesting and fascinating websites covering all sorts of useful topics, it’s also overrun by countless rotten websites that promote things like racial hatred, anti-semitism and even encourages fanatical censorship.


Sound hard to believe?

While here at MakeUseOf, you’ll always find lots of great advice about cool websites, such as Aibek’s list of 40 unusual websites you should bookmark or his other article on 5 cool websites to procrastinate at work 5 Cool Websites to Procrastinate at Work Like a PRO Read More , in this article, we’re going to take a stroll down a few dark alleyways of the Internet; and carefully take a glimpse at the seedy underworld that exists there – like a growing, cancerous lump that you didn’t realize was there until it was too late. These are a list of 4 websites that you shouldn’t ever bookmark.

Taking Pot Shots at Rotten Websites

Revealing the slimy side of the Internet is dangerous business. Many people reading this may actually secretly hold some of the views or beliefs expressed on some of these websites. In the end, whenever you label anything as “rotten” – you’re going to tick certain people off. With that said, it’s also critically important in the world we live in to acknowledge and accept that hate exists in many forms all around us. And yes, some of us (myself included) have, at one time or another, allowed hatred toward a group of people to exist inside of us. Then, a day comes when you meet one person who falls within that category of people that you’ve built stereotypes in your mind about. That one person blows all of those stereotypes away – and suddenly you realize that the hatred you’d formed for that group is baseless and without any real foundation.

Here at MakeUseOf, writers are from a very wide range of nationalities, religions and other groups. Every day, we collaborate and work together to present readers and the Internet community with unique ways they can “make use of” the Internet. In the spirit of that borderless cooperation, it’s time to break down a few more walls and expose some of the hate-filled or fanatical content that exists on the Internet today.

Jew Watch – A Zionist Conspiracy or Anti-Semitism?

One thing I’ve noticed about most “hater” websites is that they try their hardest to come across as educated, professional and scholarly. It’s sort of like they think if they throw enough sugar on the whole mix, people won’t realize the level of rotten website they’ve just landed on. Jew Watch was founded by James Stenzel, and is touted by the site’s “librarian” Frank Weltner of St. Louis, Missouri, as an “oasis of news for Americans who presently endure the hateful censorship of zionist occupation.”


4 Rotten Websites That Everyone Should Hate jewwatch

In reality, this is one of the worst rotten websites on the web, not so much a “news” site, as it is a conspiracy theory site filled with empty propaganda and some of the most shoddy research in history. While the primary publicist and author at the site, Frank Weltner, points out that he doesn’t believe “all jews” are bad –  Jew Watch is built around the strange theory that there is a well-organized, elite wealthy group of Jews trying to take over the world. This paranoid conspiracy theory mirrors other common ones such as MJ-12, the Illuminati, and many others. In the end, this fear-mongering does nothing more than encourage hatred toward an entire population based on nothing more than their heritage.

Hatebook – Like There Isn’t Already Enough Hate in The World?

We live in a world where there are shootings, domestic violence, child abuse and so many other atrocities, it seems inconceivable that someone would come up with the idea that what the world needs is a social network based on “hate.”  That’s exactly what HateBook is all about.

4 Rotten Websites That Everyone Should Hate hatebook


HateBook is a Facebook copycat social network where anti-social folks can join together and celebrate their hateful behaviors. On HateBook, they can either tell secrets (or even lies) about someone. The concept of this particular rotten website is that the “enemies of your enemies are your friends.” In other words, if you’re able to find out who else hates the person that you hate, you can essentially team up against them. They even have a label for such groups called “hate-clans.”  How lovely.

ChildCare Action Project – A Cover for Orwellian Style Censorship

As a writer and an avid reader, I have an especially strong aversion to censorship. I am, in fact, a religious person – but I also abhor zealous religious fanatics who turn spirituality into a badge of righteous indignation toward all things they deem “improper”. What is improper, exactly? By whose terms and by whose culture should those limits be drawn from? Certainly what’s considered moral in the U.S. may not be so in India or China – and vice versa. So, who gets to decide?  Apparently, the founders of the CAP Project have given themselves that honor regarding the movies that people watch.

4 Rotten Websites That Everyone Should Hate cap

This fanatically religious organization wouldn’t have made the list of rotten websites if it simply provided full reviews of the parts of movies that some parents may consider “objectionable” for their children to watch. However, this organization takes it a step further and also offers W.I.S.D.O.M. rankings. These are rankings on whether the film has wanton violence, impudence or hate, sexual immorality, drugs or alcohol, offense to God, or murder or suicide.  While these rankings sound semi-reasonable, the reasons they offer for degrading a film are ludicrous and a bit disturbing. For example, the site degraded the children’s film “Narnia” for attempted murder and planning of murder, a tame scene of childbirth, lying, and “unholy” mythical beasts and magical themes. Say what?  Look, when I was a kid, I stood up with all of the other children and clapped for Tinkerbell to magically come back to life, and I turned out okay! Sort of…


88Tube – Just Innocent White Pride or Tasteless Hate?

As usual, I saved the best (or I guess I should say “the worst”) for last. For those who don’t know about it, 88Tube is a white supremacy website where proud white dudes can express pride in their heritage by sitting in front of their computer watching such enlightening and uplifting videos as “Adolf Hitler talking to German Youth”, “The Revival of the Klu Klux Klan”, and “All Heil to the Great Nazi Power!!” Oh yeah – those sure make me proud to be white… Ugh.

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Reviewing these rotten websites filled with either religious or racial fanaticism sure makes it apparent that we live in a very disturbing world, filled with people who are disillusioned – or maybe just delusional. In either case, the ease with which such ideologies can proliferate throughout the Internet is something every honorable citizen of the world should be concerned about.

Have you ever come across fanatical websites on the Internet? What were they and how did you feel about them? Share your own opinions in the comment section below.


Editor’s Update, December 1st 2010 – responding to a reader request, who pointed out that we are giving SEO benefits to these sites by linking to them, the URLs to the sites have been taken out of the article. If you really want to visit these sites, you can Google them.

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  1. Me
    October 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    is this harmful? i dont trust this

  2. Ogre
    February 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    If "Like There Isn’t Already Enough Hate in The World?"
    why name your article "4 Rotten Websites That Everyone Should Hate"?

    • Ryan Dube
      February 4, 2010 at 10:52 pm

      Purely for the irony.

  3. silver
    January 20, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    i just came across this as i was too just pondering round the net looking for some good software thats besides the point

    on reading the commments it seems like everyone is missing one point u can be told something a ton of times but not believe it and actions speek louder than anything just told

    i was unsure about how bad some of these sites were and that it it could be just one persons view but i had to have a look to see for myself (yes im that kinda person who has to see stuff first hand to believe it). i like to see everything from out side the argument and let people say and think what the f**k they like to themselves but these are just so bad and the ccap yes it's not as bad as the rest but its what the site comes from thats scary iv seen kids at church camp saying harry potter must die for useing dark arts

    anyway to fin i just wanted to stick up for Ryan

  4. Ragter
    December 7, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    "Vampires. An evil and unholy breed of critters indeed, servant to the father of lies even if they in the real world who claim to be vampires deny it. If one does not serve God whether intentional one serves Satan. Satan does not really care when people who claim God does not exist also claim he does not exist. Satan does not care whether you worship him as long as you don't worship God because when one rejects God one embraces Satan. In the same vein, if one does not make a choice one makes a choice."

    That's from the Twilight review on that CAP site. This is a pretty dangerous site, in my opinion, since it seems to have tons of zealots who score films on frivulous things.

  5. Steven
    November 30, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Also this site should be in the list !

  6. Taurean Harrison
    October 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    well actually I really like hate book all the others are suckish

  7. ersin
    July 18, 2009 at 12:08 pm is another hate website. the subject of the site is clear, but i wanna give u an example to show how some people's brain works: "The Jews have a long rich history of being fags and fag enablers (theses are the only two choices amongst the naughty figs today)."

  8. Marie
    July 8, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I agree Bluedoo, Lets just kill the messanger here!
    Dube didnt promote the sites his title was called 4 rotten sites, theres not room for the millions out there!
    Good grief people, get a life and quit stoneing the messanger for goodness sake!
    If you perfere a different 4 then write your own darn article and shut up!

  9. bluedoo
    July 8, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I don't know what's worse. The article or the hypocrites showing their contempt for an article showing contempt for those sites. Some people have such politically correctness that they don't even allow to talk about certain topics. Someone even imputed the author to show his "true colors"...

    It doesn't make a difference whether he put the links in or not. People who are actually interested in those sites might use Google for it.

    I just skimmed over the article. But the comments contracted my concentration. I don't know the author but it's funny to see how quickly people draw conclusions or accuse him of making propaganda.

    Articles like these always end up in a discussion about politics. And that's where the trouble starts...

  10. JC
    July 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    @ Jersey Bob, good point, but I tend to disagree. In my experience Right-wingers disown their own radicals (ie: KKK) but Left-wingers embrace theirs (ie: Che Guevara).

    We'll just have to agree to disagree I suppose.

  11. ahenobarbus
    July 5, 2009 at 6:30 am

    "Not only was providing links bad, even so much as writing the article was a bad idea. How many more visitors and/or registered users do these sites have because of your article".
    Yes, let's all ignore the nasty people and perhaps they'll go away!

    • realistbuddah
      December 31, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      No they wil continue to talk amongst themsekves in thier ecco chamber. Only by confronting them will they ever go away.

  12. Dale
    July 5, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Not only was providing links bad, even so much as writing the article was a bad idea. How many more visitors and/or registered users do these sites have because of your article?

    If you really are against these sites -- something which I question because it seems that anyone would have more common sense than this -- you should never have posted this article.


  13. Guy McDowell
    July 4, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I thought it was a good article to get discussion going. The writing is strong. Good one Ryan.

  14. Paul M.
    July 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm should be here too!

  15. Mike S.
    July 4, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Sorry for my double-post!

  16. Kercelia
    July 4, 2009 at 11:03 am

    You have provided a service by shining the spotlight on these hate-related web sites. Thank you, and I, for one will definitely steer clear of them.

    • Dale
      July 5, 2009 at 4:29 am

      Wouldn't you have also "steered clear" of them had you never known about them? He did no service here. This was a promotion.

  17. JC
    July 4, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Interesting that only fanatical right-wing sites are on the list. I would suggest a left-wing addition to the list.

    This site is a radical left-wing site for folks in western democracy's who for some reason or another think that North Korean style Communism is a fantastic idea. Hate is not confined to the right, that is for sure!


    • Jersey Bob
      July 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm

      Yes, there are people on the fringes of both the right wing and left wing who are mentally twisted and outside the mainstream.

      But you'll note it was "mainstream" Republicans and conservatives who objected to hate crime legislation and made DHS Secretary Napolitano apologize for a report (started under the Bush Admin.) that called attention to right wing hate groups. This report turned out to be correct, esp. after the Holocaust museum shooting. Mainstream Democrats and liberals don't associate with left wing hate groups.

  18. M.F. Matters
    July 4, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I disagree with your thoughts about ChildCare Action Project. That site allows me to make informed decisions about movies I might watch. In one of the posts I believe you said you had recently read the book 1984. That was the government censoring what is read and watched, not a private organization.

    • nyyankee
      July 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

      I agree MF. Putting CCAP on the same plane as, for example, 88Hate, is a bit of a stretch.

      I suppose we should include the New York Times, or your friend movie critic of choice, when they quip that such-and-such film has gratuitous violence and is, perhaps, too-strong to view by minors.

      Censorship is a charge that is thrown about way too liberally these days. CCAP does not censor anything. They do not prevent anyone from watching said movies, even if they are a bit on the wacky side.

  19. Marie
    July 4, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Well Ryan I think you have done it again, I appreicate the education if nothing else. I personally had NO IDEA! Now I do, thats what "make use of" is all about1, enlightening folks like myself about all sorts of things I wouldnt just stummble upon by myself or wouldnt wont to in the dark anyhow;)
    I dont care how you pick and choose your groups to shine a light on as I'm sure there are millions more just like or even worse and inpossible to pick ONLY the ones your adding to your article, I liked that you gave me a varirity which enlightened me now to know theres million more like or worse which is what the article was all about anyhow, if they already know it then it wasnt for them or about them to begin with and sounds like some of them are "hating on you"
    Another fine job, which was to teach those of us who dont know how "Make USE OF" HOW to "Make Use OF" in which case you have done your job well and should be well pleased and dont listen to the haters!

  20. ahenobarbus
    July 4, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I just went to have a look at "JewWatch" and their bravery astounds me. All those organizations, mind controllers and assassins employed by "Zionists" and they still manage, somehow, to get out their message out to us poor dupes.
    btw I also went to look at "88Tube" and found I got a warning from WOT. Apparently they fall down in all WOT's categories- Trustworthiness, Vendor Reliability, Privacy and Child Safety. Still that only goes to show WOT is probably run by blacks or jews.

    • Jersey Bob
      July 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm

      @ahenobarbus: I'm trying to figure out if your comment is poorly-written sarcasm or if you actually subscribe to the tin-foil-hat crowd.

      • realistbuddah
        December 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm

        Here's what i think he's trying to say
        "Hey jew watch if the zionists kill people who stand in thier way how are you still alive?"

  21. PeterD
    July 4, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Before I read this, I thought oh god not another Dube article, but no, great article Ryan, and though you cant touch upon every site, you highlight some of the worst. Good article.

  22. dan
    July 4, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Something's fishy about this post, because:

    a) it's completely out of the blue, and not "useful" in any way, shape, or form, and
    b) two of the sites are of the same shade ideologically

    Methinks someone is showing their true colors under the guise of 'disliking' those sites........

    The Jew Watch one actually does have some interesting info about the Russian revolutions, etc... so you're actually just turning people on to anti-semitism.

    ..but oops, that was the point though, eh? Clever.

  23. Steve
    July 4, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Really Ryan? Censorship? CAP sounds more like offering views on movies based on religious convictions that you do not hold. The most dangerous of all? Doesn't your religion teach you to be accepting of others beliefs, as long as it doesn't hurt you? Is it just that you hate the christians? Well, I know, the christians are pretty dangerous, talking about turning the cheek and forgiveness and all. Sounds to me (and I can see others) that YOU are the hateful one.

  24. Mike S.
    July 3, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Putting CAP in with these other 3 sickening sites is ludicrous, as Phid points out.

    But then, Ryan, you double-down by saying CAP "is probably the most dangerous one of all", claiming it's fostering/proposing censorship, apparently the greatest evil you and W.O.Douglas can think of (greater than oppression of women and genital mutilation by a non-Christian religion, genocide, rape, abortion, serial killing etc, I guess).

    I just spent some time at CAP and I see nothing proposing censorship in the least. Rather they say "It is not our intent to suggest to you which movies are "safe." That is your decision. Our intent is to provide you with tools to help you make that decision on your own."

    So in your mind providing *information* is the slippery slope to *censorship*? I suppose the movie ratings of the MPAA are censorship too?

    Yours is a website devoted to information, and you don't even know what the word means, in it's fullest sense.

    Pretty sad commentary on your thought processes. But nobody's perfect so I'll still come here regularly for the reviews. I'll just be aware of your biases as I read.


  25. Lauren
    July 3, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    • Ryan Dube
      July 3, 2009 at 11:50 pm

      Wow...look at that. [sarcasm] Hate sure is lovely isn't it? [/sarcasm]

      Religious fanaticism strikes again - thanks for sharing Lauren.

      • Steve
        July 4, 2009 at 2:49 am

        Maybe she was offering a suggestion about a website for you to add to later lists.

  26. Sergio
    July 3, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Pretty tame article if you ask me. A bit random and seems kind of out of context with the rest of the website.

    Also, linking back to other MakeUseOf articles is pretty lame. Leave that sort of yuppie crap to LifeHacker. I said it before and I'll say it again, you guys are WAY better than that crap website. Don't go too corporate on me, you hear? :P

  27. Humus B. Chittenbee
    July 3, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Just for your info ... the '88' portion of their website stands for the 8th letter of the English alphabet ... 'H'
    Thus '88' = HH as in 'Heil Hitler.' The use this way of 'hiding' their message is a common method form many white supremacist, outlaw biker, and other gangs.

  28. JBu92
    July 3, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Dude, no, you can't beat, this dude is just totally... insane

  29. Mike S.
    July 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Putting CAP in with these other 3 sickening sites is ludicrous, as Phid points out.

    But then, Ryan, you double-down by saying CAP "is probably the most dangerous one of all", claiming it's fostering/proposing censorship, apparently the greatest evil you and W.O.Douglas can think of (greater than genocide, genital mutilation, rape, abortion, serial killing et al, I guess).

    I just spent some time at CAP and I see nothing proposing censorship in the least. Rather they say "It is not our intent to suggest to you which movies are "safe." That is your decision. Our intent is to provide you with tools to help you make that decision on your own."

    So in your mind providing *information* is the slippery slope to *censorship*? I suppose the movie ratings of the MPAA are censorship too?

    Yours is a website devoted to information, and you don't even know what the word means, in it's fullest sense.

    Pretty sad commentary on your thought processes. But nobody's perfect so I'll still come here regularly for the reviews. I'll just be aware of your biases as I read.


  30. Maulwurf
    July 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I second (or third) the view that providing links was a bad idea. But the web is full of hate and propaganda. I think RedWatch should have been on this list. It's a site by right-wing nut jobs in the UK, who promote violence against left- or liberal-minded people by posting pictures and addresses.

    • Ryan Dube
      July 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm

      Maulwurf - thanks for adding RedWatch to the list. Good to know!

  31. Phunk
    July 3, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Agree with Phid... providing links was not smart

  32. Lauren
    July 3, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    I have to say is a pretty disgusting website. "opposing the fag lifestyle of soul-damning, nation-destroying filth" "God indeed hates fags"

    I also vaguely remember a site or organization like Childlove or Little Boys something so and so which was pretty disgusting.

  33. Phid
    July 3, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    This list is a bit ludicrous. First of all, providing links back to these sites simply gives them more publicity, which seems to be contrary to what one may think is an appropriate response.

    Second, are these four sites really the best (worst) you could come up with? I'm thinking particularly of the "ChildCare Action Project". Although I agree that finding fault in the Narnia movie is overkill and that I would probably disagree with opinions stated on the site, does it really deserve to be placed one position up from a Hitler-supporting, Aryan nation site? With all the hard core pornography and sites filled with demeaning content on the internet, you choose a disagreeable movie review site for a "rotten website everyone should hate"?

    C'mon, man. You can do better than that.

    • Jackson Chung
      July 3, 2009 at 6:02 pm

      If Ryan were to come up with the worst websites genre, the list would be endless. There are just so many evil things going on the world today. He just brought some of them to our attention -- some that we can digest in small amounts. We're not a hardcore website that features mutilation or child abuse. Ryan was merely sharing some information with everyone: that there are actually sites like these that exist and we should reflect back and be kind to each other as humans.

    • Ryan Dube
      July 3, 2009 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks for your feedback Phid. To be honest, what you describe is a catch22 for anyone interested in exposing sites like this to the light of day. While on the one hand, yes bringing attention to them can bring them publicity. On the other hand - how long do you ignore such groups until it's too late? Ignoring ignorance and hate is not an acceptable option.

      The hope here is that there are people who read this who understand why and how it's important to take a strong stand against such groups sooner rather than later. And no...these four sites are pretty bad, but definitely not the worst filth on the Internet.

      The choice of the ChildCare Action Project was difficult, and I almost didn't add it - but after re-reading Orwell's novel, 1984, I realized that probably of all fanatical sites out there, this one which seeks to censor the media in ways that one particular group, or religion, believes - is probably the most dangerous one of all. Hate toward a group is one thing - but censorship is the first step down a very, very dangerous road for any society.

      In fact, leaving out the links so that people can see the filth for themselves would be yet another form of censorship.

      "Restriction on free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions."
      -- William O. Douglas

      • Jim Keplinger
        July 4, 2009 at 9:35 am

        I have to agree with you Ryan...or at least your reasoning. Not providing the site address and information would be just as bad as censorship. If you're going to take a stand, you need to stand tall. Well done.

        The sites listed are terrible to be sure...but, oddly, I find HateBook to be the odd man out of this list of hate. While it is clearly designed to bring groups of haters together, it's really no worse than so many other forums out there with the malicious gossip and soap-opera-like drama that can only be generated by large groups of ignorant people in a small place. Sadly, the topic doesn't have to be hate for it to oddly, I find Hatebook to be more sad than incensing.

        Overall, nice choices and well presented. Thank you.

  34. Christopher
    July 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    88tube should be taken down, hitler and the KKK are a perversion of humanity.

  35. Hunter McMillian
    July 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    That 88tube website makes me sick! It is despicible!!

  36. djalminho
    July 3, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Thank you for taking a stand!