Early response to false claims in Wikipedia

  • P.D. Magnus University at Albany, SUNY


A number of studies have assessed the reliability of entries in the Wikipedia at specific times. One important difference between the Wikipedia and traditional media, however, is the dynamic nature of its entries. An entry assessed today might be substantially extended or reworked tomorrow. This study paper assesses the frequency with which small, inaccurate changes are quickly corrected.

Author Biography

P.D. Magnus, University at Albany, SUNY
P.D. Magnus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University at Albany, State University of New York.
How to Cite
Magnus, P. (2008). Early response to false claims in Wikipedia. First Monday, 13(9). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v13i9.2115