An empirical examination of Wikipedia’s credibility

“Wikipedia is an free, online encyclopaedia which anyone can add content to or edit the existing content of. The idea behind Wikipedia is that members of the general public can add their own personal knowledge, anonymously if they wish. Wikipedia then evolves over time into a comprehensive knowledge base on all things. Its popularity has never been questioned, although its authority has. By its own admission, Wikipedia contains errors. A number of people have tested Wikipedia‚Äôs accuracy using destructive methods, i.e. deliberately inserting errors.” (First Monday 11.11)

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