Where Am I?

JULY 3, 2020

Take a look at the below screenshot from Safari for iOS. What website am I on?

AMP Example with NYTimes

Based on the contents of the page, I think I’m on The New York Times’ site. However, based on the domain visible in the address bar, I think I’m on google.com. If I click in the address bar I see https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/technology/google-antitrust.amp.html. So, where am I? What am I looking at? What’s up with the mix of Google and New York Times’ branding? Do I trust the contents of the page or the address bar? How does the content of the page and the address bar relate in this context and elsewhere on the web?

Comments on a draft of this post can be viewed here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23729160.