Wikipedia, the encyclopaedia which is edited by amateurs, has been fined $88,000 for publishing information considered to be false. The fine related to ‘misinformation’.
Wikipedia is the controversial site, despised by many who respect the truth, which has, I believe, single-handedly destroyed the credibility of the internet and degraded the word encyclopaedia.
Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has pointed out that the search engine Google (which has itself frequently been fined huge sums) helped establish Wikipedia’s `undeserved popular perception of credibility’. Google, which Sanger reveals has ‘contributed millions to Wikipedia’, summarises and promotes Wikipedia material as though it were reliable and impartial.
In his book ‘Essays on Free Knowledge’ Larry Sanger described Wikipedia as thoroughly corrupt.
I have evidence that Wikipedia editors will alter pages if paid to do so. Sanger rightly describes this as ‘corruption’.