Google News May Add Wikipedia as a Source

Really?

According to ReadWriteWeb:

“Some users are being shown links to Wikipedia articles about current events clustered in the lists of sources on Google News, Google confirmed today. Those collaboratively written and edited pages will now sit side by side with professional news reporting.”

Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb definitely takes an optimistic spin on the development:

“People used to say you couldn’t trust anything written on Wikipedia, but they used to say that about the whole Internet. While professional news organizations have professional editors and fact checkers, Wikipedia has far more eyes to mobilize in fact checking.”

The five W’s of journalism will now be six? (Who, what, where, when, why and Wikipedia)

One thought on “Google News May Add Wikipedia as a Source

  1. If Google News uses Fox News as a source for anything, they might as well include Wikipedia as well. Just as accurate, and at least the Wikpedia contributors are trying.

    Dave Rakowski
    Allentown, PA

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