wikiwars

I’ve been used as a source for inside commentary on Wikipedia’s problems with accuracy and bias:

In March, my commentary was used in an article by The Southern Poverty Law Center on the way that some White Nationalists try to influence Wikipedia’s content to reflect their world view. This is something I have a lot of experience dealing with on Wikipedia’s pages about race, and race and intelligence.

In July, I was asked for comments about the accuracy of Wikipedia by a journalist from the Poynter Institute who was interested in how hoaxes and vandalism may stay on Wikipedia articles for years. This was made relevant by the decision of Youtube and Twitter to combat conspiracy theories and fake news by using links to wikipedia articles together with content promoting fake news or pseudoscience.