The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

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The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable


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The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable (wired.com)






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from the citation-provided dept.

The operator of the Wayback Machine allows Wikipedia’s users to check citations from books as well as the web. From a report: The reason people rely on Wikipedia, despite its imperfections, is that every claim is supposed to have citations. Any sentence that isn’t backed up with a credible source risks being slapped with the dreaded “citation needed” label. Anyone can check out those citations to learn more about a subject, or verify that those sources actually say what a particular Wikipedia entry claims they do — that is, if you can find those sources. It’s easy enough when the sources are online. But many Wikipedia articles rely on good old-fashioned books. The entry on Martin Luther King Jr., for example, cites 66 different books. Until recently, if you wanted to verif

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