Proof you can't trust wikipedia - factual errors
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« on: November 07, 2020, 08:57:37 am »

Due to the recent election, I looked up some stuff on wikipedia.   This is more proof that they are wrong and can't be trusted.

Look at the pages of Joe Kennedy III and Patrick Kennedy.  They can't both be true since only 1 of them can be the last Kennedy in public office. 

Joe III is still technically in Congress until the new Congress is sworn in Jan 2021.  Patrick left Congress in 2011 due to being unable to cope with being bi-polar and being in Congress. 

Joe's page is correct and Patrick's page is wrong. 


There are many more examples of factual errors on Wikipedia, without even getting into political biases.

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2020, 10:03:29 am »

Yes, I have noticed that, too. In general, Wikipedia is very good to get instant information about something, but I agree that we need to be very careful with the information we are sometimes getting there. We should always double check the information from Wikipedia with other sources.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 11:26:31 pm »

Yes, I have noticed that, too. In general, Wikipedia is very good to get instant information about something, but I agree that we need to be very careful with the information we are sometimes getting there. We should always double check the information from Wikipedia with other sources.


Second..   Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2020, 03:52:12 am »

Of course. No one should ever trust Wikipedia in itself.
It is just a good starting point to find other references.
But definitely a minefield when it comes to any page that relates to politics.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2020, 11:31:57 am »

Of course. No one should ever trust Wikipedia in itself.
It is just a good starting point to find other references.
But definitely a minefield when it comes to any page that relates to politics.

It doesn't even have to be about politics, Wikipedia is full of factual errors.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2020, 11:32:01 pm »

Yeah I am just saying that especially when an article is even remotely related to politics its a complete no go.
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