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The fallout of the Wikipedia wars: credibility

A lot of people have been writing about the back and forth editing battles on specific Wikipedia entries, including certain well-known figures - including the founder of Wikipedia - inflating their roles in historical events, and similar, but it's not the editing that is the problem, it's the result that all this wanton editing has produced, the assault on all online content credibility. Wikipedia is an easy target because it has for years been somewhat of a media darling, a shining example of citizen collaboration at its best. But no more:

    What Wikipedia Lost: Credibility

Can it recover? I dunno... I just don't know...