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  • Wikipedia is as unbiased as Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Wikipedia is as unbiased as Encyclopaedia Britannica
    Garry Knight (2016) ©

Wikipedia is as unbiased as Encyclopaedia Britannica

The problem with people using their social feeds as a news source is that they end up exclusively reading and sharing media that reflects views they already have. But amid this landscape of echo chambers, Wikipedia has unexpectedly held its ground as a beacon of neutrality. 



  • Google has introduced a fact-checking label Google has introduced a fact-checking label

    From the ‘real life’ horror stories that originated as 'creepypasta' to skewed statistics quoted on social media, the internet is rife with fake or incorrect information. But Google wants to tackle this through the introduction of its ‘Fact Check’ label, helping readers find information that's really true.

  • Article image Who cares what critics think?

    As professional critics lament their ebbing influence on consumers who increasingly rely on the opinions of online peers, the question is being raised of whether top-down reviewers matter anymore. Are crowdsourced reviews – a sort of ‘online word of mouth’ – the only currency that counts?

  • Article image Genius Web Annotator: comment on the entire internet

    With the launch of its Web Annotator tool, Genius is now giving people the opportunity to comment on every webpage in existence. It boasts the potential to change the way we read the news on the internet, but could it also expose digital creators to anonymous trolls and bullies?

  • Article image Is the internet always the answer?

    With the news of Samsung spying through televisions, Ford bugging cars and yesterday’s internet wunderkinds – Google, Facebook, Amazon – feeling like today’s big corporates, internet critic Andrew Keen gives his views on potential digital dystopias in his book The Internet Is Not The Answer.