When doing online research, knowing the location of the server is one of several bits of information that can and should be used in assessing the reliability of  information on a site. It is not the only criterion, but it is an important one. When you are using Firefox as your browser you might find this little add-on useful. It displays a tiny flag, showing where you are attached. The claims for this Firefox add-on:

Flagfox  Displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website’s server and provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flagfox/?src=search

 

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