How trustworthy is Wikipedia – Econlib

It depends on the issue.

because Editor (and my friend) Catherine Mangu-Ward writes:

As Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have been consumed by debates over moderation, governance, and the definition of free speech, Wikipedia has quietly grown in usefulness, credibility, and comprehensiveness.

Literally, he could be right Wikipedia can become more trustworthy without being too trustworthy

In subjects like sports and other fields where there isn’t much political debate, Wikipedia is great. But John Stossel provides some details of Wikipedia’s left-wing bias that results in the deletion of simple factual statements that don’t fit the left-wing narrative, often within a day, sometimes within minutes.

See, for example, what Stossel found out about the Hunter Biden laptop controversy, starting at about 2:30.

Stossel noted that, at about 7:30 p.m., when he brought it to the attention of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wells, Wells stopped contacting him.

Maybe Catherine can still say that Wikipedia thrives on credibility. After all, it finally admits that communism killed millions of people. Do not use it.

The photo above is by Jimmy Wells.

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