Thursday, December 01, 2005

A false Wikipedia "biography"

In our homework survey, we found the Wikipedia to be quite accurate and complete; however, errors can go undetected for some time. One example is the Wikipedia biography of John Seigenthaler. It has been deleted now, but, for 132 days, the Wikipedia falsely linked him to the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and made other completely inaccurate assertions. This erroneous biography was copied verbatim to other Web sites.

In response to this incident, Wikipedia began requiring registration before posting a new article. And, finally, the man who made the false post has apologized.

Don't take the Wikipedia or anything else on the Web as The Truth. Can you find any errors in the Wikipedia?

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