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Is Wikipedia a Credible Source?

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5 Unbelievable Things You Didn't Know About Wikipedia

It was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. The latter invented its name. It is a portmanteau of wiki and encyclopaedia. A wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser. Wikipedia is run by a content management system called the wiki software.
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    • Essentials 

    • History 

    • Nupedia 

    • Launch and early growth 

    • Milestones 

    • Openness 

    • Restrictions 

    • Review of changes 

    • Vandalism 

    • Edit warring 

    • Policies and laws 

    • Content policies and guidelines 

    • Arbitration Committee 

    • Community 

    • English Wikipedia editor decline 

    • Reception 

    • Accuracy of content 

    • Discouragement in education 

    • Medical information 

    • Quality of writing 

    • Coverage of topics and systemic bias 

    • Coverage of topics and selection bias 

    • Systemic bias 

    • Explicit content 

    • Privacy 

    • Operation 

    • Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia movement affiliates 

    • Software operations and support 

    • Automated editing 

    • Hardware operations and support 

    • Internal research and operational development 

    • Access to content 

    • Content licensing 

    • Methods of access 

    • Cultural impact 

    • Trusted source to combat fake news 

    • Readership 

    • COVID-19 pandemic 

    • Cultural significance 

    • Satire 

    • Sister projects—Wikimedia 

    • Publishing 

    • Research use 

    • Related projects 

    • Books 

    • Book review-related articles 

    • Other media coverage 

    • Articles re Wikipedia usage patterns