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Despite success, Wikipedia still battling misinformation

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posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 10:17 PM
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Despite success, Wikipedia still battling misinformation


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TOKYO (AFP) - Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales didn't know he liked to play chess until he read it on the online encyclopedia he helped to create.

Even Wales is sometimes the victim of information vandalism on Wikipedia, the Internet phenomenon which started in 2001 and is now written and edited by thousands of anonymous contributors.

"When I read the story of my life on Wikipedia, I think it's quite funny and odd because major parts of my life aren't mentioned," the former options trader told reporters on a trip to Japan.

"For a short period of time someone wrote in the article about me, 'In his spare time he enjoys playing chess with his friends.' It's not a very vicious thing to say, it just happens to not be true," he said
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posted on Mar, 8 2007 @ 10:17 PM
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Accuracy of information can be quite difficult to achieve with the current system in Wikipedia.

Unless of course Wikipedia can come up with a fool proof solution. I can't think one as of now. But I am sure that there is always a solution to this issue.

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