Wikipedia's Editing policies, Specifically "Undue Weight"

Submitted by Julia Martin on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 1:35pm.
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In this article from the Chronicle, author and Cultural Studies professor Timothy Messer-Kruse writes about his experience attempting to correct a factual error on Wikipedia and the difficulty that the democratic editing policies pose towards "truth".

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Fred Rossoff Says:
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 5:58pm

This is why I only read Conservapedia.

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Melanie Hibbert Says:
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 1:35pm

It was really interesting to discover that Wikipedia validates secondary sources before primary sources. Surprising, although it makes sense in that Wikipedia's aim is not to be a place for original scholarship.

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Ariel Kitch Says:
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 2:49pm

I agree, this was a fascinating look inside Wikipedia. Thanks for posting this.