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What Wikipedia edits can tell us about the politicization of science

Published August 17, 2015

An article in The Washington Post reports on a study by Adam Wilson, assistant professor of geography, that looks at Wikipedia edits and what they can tell us about the politicization of science. “I’m not trying to lambaste Wikipedia in any way, because I think that they are doing an amazing thing,” he said. “I just wanted to call attention to this simple idea, really, that the content is so dynamic, so that at any point when you check it, it can be different from when you check it the next time.” Articles also appeared on Fusion, Kurzweil News, Science Newsline, Albany Times-Union and Eurasia Review.

Read more:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/08/17/the-long-twilight-of-science-denial-as-recorded-by-wikipedia/

http://fusion.net/story/183671/information-sabotage-wikipedia-evolution-global-warming/

http://www.kurzweilai.net/information-sabotage-on-wikipedia-claimed

http://www.sciencenewsline.com/articles/2015081714550016.html

http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-local/article/Wikipedia-entries-caught-in-online-war-over-facts-6449801.php

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