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Assessing Wikipedia's Accuracy

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In the wake of questions of accuracy, a survey by the science journal Nature finds that science entries in the volunteer-driven, online encyclopedia Wikipedia are "not markedly less accurate" than those found in Encyclopaedia Britannica. Nature reporter Mark Peplow discusses the survey.

Wikipedia's credibility was dealt a blow this month when John Seigenthaler — the founding editorial director of USA Today — pointed out that he is not a longtime suspect in the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, as Wikipedia said.



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