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Wikipedia turns 20: Fighting disinformation on the world’s encyclopedia | The Washington Post

By Heather Kelly
January 15, 2021

Wikipedia is a thing that shouldn’t work, but somehow does. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers, without pay, collectively trying to document every corner of human knowledge, including history happening in real time.

“I think the large number of editors helps to make sure different viewpoints are considered,” said White, who has put in 12 hours of editing on the page and related wikis since last week. “Any changes must be carefully sourced, and there are constant discussions to ensure neutral tone and appropriate weight to topics within the page. … It is the lower-profile pages that are more susceptible.”

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Source: Wikipedia turns 20: Fighting disinformation on the world’s encyclopedia – The Washington Post

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