Wikipedia Bans Daily Mail as “Reliable Source”

Check out this article in The Guardian. It discusses Wikipedia’s decision to bar material from the Daily Mail, labeling it as unreliable. This falls into the timely discussion of media accuracy and fake news, as well as the level of responsibility that social media sites and online forums hold in policing the accuracy of the content on their sites. As information professionals, we need to be engaged in these discussions.

Do you think Wikipedia was right to ban information from this site? Is it part of their responsibility to the public or is it a form of censorship? Comment below with your thoughts!

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