Thursday, 9 February 2006

Wikipedia blames US Congress

Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia found that some of its US political biographies were being massaged and traced the offending alterations to computers on Capitol Hill. It blames US Congress staff for these partisan changes. Come on, Wikipedia, what did you expect? This is what politicians and their lackeys do for a living.
In case you think this news item is irrelevant to an arts news blog, I do use Wikipedia when checking art facts, such as What the hell is a caduceus? (Visit Coxsoft Art to find out.)
Note: a recent study by the UK journal Nature found that Wikipedia was about as accurate on science as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Mm...


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