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Wikipedia Warns That TVEyes Ruling Would 'Stifle' Critics - Law360

"In today's fast-paced and increasingly polarized media landscape, researchers, commentators, and critics must be able to record, search, watch, and compare the original visual recordings of relevant broadcasts," the groups wrote. "Such comprehensive ...

Alice In Wonderland Sanctioning In Wikipedia - Blocked For Covering NASA's Science Goal To Search For Habitats For ... - Science 2.0

It's now one of the top science goals of NASA and ESA to search for potential habitats like this and investigate them to see if they are habitable, and if so, if there is life in them. So, why is it gone from Wikipedia? It is due to small groups of ...

25 Rock + Metal Wikipedia 'Facts' Debunked - Loudwire

we looked back at the entire five-year history of our signature segment and the myths we've debunked by bringing Wikipedia “facts” straight to the source. Since our first-ever segment with Philip Anselmo, we've racked up tens of millions of views and ...

A Review of the 'Hereditary' Wikipedia Page, by Someone Who Is Too Afraid to See 'Hereditary' - The Ringer (blog)

I can tell you this because I have read the Wikipedia plot summary for Hereditary multiple times, which is the only way I will ever personally experience any of that terror and decapitation, because no way am I actually watching that shit ...

Watch: Sopoaga collapses dramatically, blames gout - RugbyPass

According to Wikipedia: Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterised by recurrent attacks of a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint. Pain typically comes on rapidly in less than twelve hours. The joint at the base of the big toe is affected in ...

YouTube will counter conspiracy video misinformation by adding Wikipedia info - TechSpot

Its latest tactic isn't designed to remove or stem the spread of these clips, but will instead add info and links to Wikipedia articles on the subjects, thereby providing users with alternative (as in generally accepted) viewpoints. Speaking at a panel ...

Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: US appeals court - Reuters

Lawyers for the Wikipedia publisher and eight other plaintiffs including Amnesty International USA and Human Rights Watch, with more than 1 trillion international communications annually, argued that the surveillance violated their rights to privacy ...

The Internet Is Spoiling TV - The Ringer (blog)

It goes like this: If I'm watching a plot-heavy show and I'm unsure I want to continue, I read the synopsis section of the show's Wikipedia page, thereby spoiling the plot for myself. Do I still want to watch? If so, the show passes. If not, I was only ...

Dave Mustaine Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' (Part 2) - Loudwire

Wikipedia claimed Mustaine was inspired with a sense of urgency to create a new record after the death of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, having been hit with realities of his own mortality. Is it true? Find out right here! Watch Part 2 of Dave ...

'V for Wikipedia' (Formerly called Viki) is Spectacular Way to Experience Wikipedia - Beautiful Pixels (blog)

Viki is a Universal app and you can enjoy it not just on your iPhone and iPad, but also your Apple Watch. You can discover and explore content about places around your location or manually tap on the map to set a location. This is brilliantly executed ...

War and Peace, on Wikipedia - Pacific Standard

Wikipedia is, from one point of view, a remarkable experiment, one in which we can watch the birth and evolution of a society, says Simon DeDeo, an assistant professor at Indiana University. DeDeo set out to understand exactly how Wikipedia's rules and ...

Apple Watch Launches in Chile, Philippines and South Africa on October 23 - Mac Rumors

Chile has the highest degree of economic freedom ('https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_freedom') in South America (ranking 7th worldwide), owing to its independent and efficient judicial system and prudent public finance management.

Black Artists Get Wikipedia Pages at Last, Thanks to an Edit-a-Thon - LA Weekly

Two days ago, Stacey Allan, a Wikipedia expert from Cal Arts, and Denise McIver, the California African-American Museum librarian, held an "edit-a-thon" to add black visual and performing artists to Wikipedia. When the day ended, arts experts and ...

Pic: Brendan Schaub's hilarious Wikipedia edit after Joe Rogan's verbal beatdown - SportsJOE.ie

Brendan Schaub was on the receiving end of a vicious beating at the weekend. Between the seemingly endless pummelling, the cheap shots when he was down and the horrendous below the belt shots, it was extremely difficult to watch the heavyweight in ...

Wikipedia Edits Make Relaxing Music - Slate Magazine (blog)

The music is really nice, but it's also fun to watch which Wikipedia entries are being edited. I've been listening to the music for a few hours, but in just minutes of watching the visualization I saw edits on the Wikipedia entries for, among others ...

Jason Aldean Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' - Taste of Country

Jason Aldean's Wikipedia page is full of information, but like so many pages on the user-updated website, there is a good mix of facts, almost fact and flat-out fiction. The "Any Ol' Barstool" singer sat down to straighten out some of the details ...

Philip Anselmo Plays Wikipedia Fact or Fiction: Pantera, Drugs, School, House Fire + More [Watch] - Loudwire

Pantera / Down legend Philip Anselmo dropped by for an exclusive interview recently, providing some very entertaining . In this new clip, the singer plays some 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' to set the record straight about drug addiction, the recording ...

Criticism of Wikipedia—of its content, procedures, and operations, and of the Wikipedia community—covers many subjects, topics, and themes about the nature of Wikipedia as an open source encyclopedia of subject entries that almost anyone can edit. Wikipedia has been criticized for the uneven handling, acceptance, and retention of articles about controversial subjects. The principal concerns of its critics are the factual reliability of the content; the readability of the prose; and a clear article layout; the existence of systemic bias; of gender bias; and of racial bias among the editorial community that is Wikipedia. Further concerns are that the organization allows the participation of anonymous editors ; the existence of social stratification ; and over-complicated rules , the conditions of which permit the misuse of Wikipedia.

Two radically different versions of the Wikipedia biography, Klee Irwin, presented to the public within days of each other: Wikipedia's susceptibility to edit wars and bias is an issue often raised by critics of the project.

Criticism of Wikipedia—of its content, procedures, and operations, and of the Wikipedia community—covers many subjects, topics, and themes about the nature of Wikipedia as an open source encyclopedia of subject entries that almost anyone can edit. Wikipedia has been criticized for the uneven handling, acceptance, and retention of articles about controversial subjects. The principal concerns of its critics are the factual reliability of the content; the readability of the prose; and a clear article layout; the existence of systemic bias; of gender bias; and of racial bias among the editorial community that is Wikipedia. Further concerns are that the organization allows the participation of anonymous editors (leading to editorial vandalism); the existence of social stratification (allowing cliques); and over-complicated rules (allowing editorial quarrels), the conditions of which permit the misuse of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia is described as unreliable at times. In "Wikipedia: The Dumbing Down of World Knowledge" (2010), Edwin Black characterized the editorial content of articles as a mixture of "truth, half-truth, and some falsehoods". Similarly, in "Wisdom?: More like Dumbness of the Crowds" (2011), Oliver Kamm said that the encyclopedic articles usually are dominated by the editors with the loudest and most persistent editorial voices (talk pages and edit summaries), usually by an interest group with an ideological "axe to grind" on the subject, topic, or theme of the article in question.

Politics and ideology entries are also criticized on Wikipedia. In two works published in 2012, "The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia" by Timothy Messer–Kruse, and "You Just Type in What You are Looking for: Undergraduates' Use of Library Resources vs. Wikipedia" by Mónica Colón–Aguirre and Rachel A. Fleming–May, the authors analyzed and criticized the undue-weight policy (relative importance of a given source), and concluded that Wikipedia is not about providing correct and definitive information about a subject, but instead presenting, as editorially dominant, the perspective taken by most authors of the sources for the article. This allegedly uneven application of the undue-weight policy creates omissions (of fact and of interpretation) that might give the reader false impressions about the subject matter, based upon the factually incomplete content of the Wikipedia article.

Wikipedia is also sometimes characterized as having a hostile editing environment. In Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia (2014), Dariusz Jemielniak, a steward for Wikimedia Foundation projects, stated that the complexity of the rules and laws governing editorial content and editors' behavior is a licence for the "office politics" of disruptive editors and drives away new, potentially constructive editors. In a follow-up article, "The Unbearable Bureaucracy of Wikipedia" (2014), Jemielniak said that abridging and rewriting the editorial rules and laws of Wikipedia for clarity of purpose and simplicity of application would resolve the bureaucratic bottleneck of too many rules. In The Rise and Decline of an Open Collaboration System: How Wikipedia's Reaction to Popularity is Causing its Decline (2013), Aaron Halfaker stated that the over-complicated rules and laws of Wikipedia unintentionally provoked the decline in editorial participation that began in 2009—frightening away new editors who otherwise would contribute to Wikipedia.

There have also been works that describe the possible misuse of Wikipedia. In "Wikipedia or Wickedpedia?" (2008), the Hoover Institution said that Wikipedia is an unreliable resource for correct knowledge, information, and facts about a subject, because, as an open source website, the editorial content of the articles is readily subjected to manipulation and propaganda. The 2014 edition of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's official student handbook, Academic Integrity at MIT, informs students that Wikipedia is not a reliable academic source, stating, "the bibliography published at the end of the Wikipedia entry may point you to potential sources. However, do not assume that these sources are reliable—use the same criteria to judge them as you would any other source. Do not consider the Wikipedia bibliography as a replacement for your own research."

Professor Wikipedia

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Is Wikipedia Actually Credible?

We've all been told that Wikipedia isn't a good source for research, but how can it have such high quality information and yet still be susceptible to user ...

KenFM zeigt: Die dunkle Seite der Wikipedia

Die dunkle Seite der Wikipedia. Ein Film von Markus Fiedler und Frank-Michael Speer Download des kompletten Skriptes zum Film unter ...

Is Wikipedia a Credible Source?

It's the go-to website for information on just about anything. But is the info on Wikipedia worth it's weight in megabytes? Trace has the answer and tells us about a ...

10 Creepy Wikipedia Pages You Should Never Visit!

top 10 creepiest wikipedia pages online Subscribe to our channel: http://goo.gl/9CwQhg For copyright matters please contact us at: david.f@valnetinc.com Other ...

Coding Challenge #75: Wikipedia API

In this coding challenge, I attempt to make a "Wikipedia web crawler" in JavaScript. It randomly crawls from topic to topic on Wikipedia using the API and the p5.js ...