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Wikipedia articles contain references that enables fact checking. This is the backbone that makes Wikipedia a reliable source and not simply an authority telling you what is correct. Verifiability matters … In Wikipedia, verifiability means that other people using the encyclopedia can check that the information comes from a reliable […]

An Open Access Story: What is the most cited source on Wikipedia

There is an article in the UK’s Guardian that reports that Wikipedia has banned the Daily Mail because it is an un-reliable source … Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’ Wikipedia editors have […]

Has Wikipedia really banned Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source?

We are all perhaps overly familiar with the issue of weird or dubious statements and claims. Up pops one that triggers your BS alarm, and you then wonder how you can dig into it and find the truth. The rather obvious solution is of course to google it and see what turns up. While that […]

What are the top 5 best fact checking websites?

I should not be astonished and perhaps should anticipate that stuff like this will pop up … and so today the story is that I’ve tripped up over a Kickstarter that announces … Unbiased: The Truth about the Healing Arts on Wikipedia … and yes, it is everything that the […]

A kickstarter that falls into the “You have got to be F****ing kidding me” category