While I think Wikipedia is one of the best starting points for information on the internet, I also know how unreliable it can be. And I’m not just talking about slight misinformation, I’m talking about deliberate deception. You can find whole pages about things that simply do not exist. All you have to do is look at the Wikipedia page for Wikipedia hoaxes to see just how many there are. While this type of audience participation and creation can be extremely beneficial, it’s also slightly worrying in the way that it takes only one person to deceive everyone.

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