Originally posted by AnteBellum
I don't really have a reason for feeling this way, it just somehow became more and more prevalent.
Sums it up, honestly. So, no.
Wikipedia is a collection of sourced claims these days. it is quite conveniant to use Wikipedia and its collection of source links, than to hunt those
sources down one-by-one on your own.
In effect, Wikipedia probably keeps discussions around here far
more grounded and honest than they would be without it, when anyone and their
dad could (and I assure you, DID) make up their own wacky claims and then falsify the source being a book on their shelves that you, way on the other
side of the internet, could not verify.
Could Wikipedia be used as a source of disinfo? Someone could try. But there's so many people working on it that the truth more or less always beats
out the falsehoods. If you're worried about disinfo, ATS itself is light-years ahead of Wiki in spreading it around.