Is every information on Wikipedia false?
I’m just wondering because you’re not suppose to use Wikipedia for research.
- micksmixxxLv 75 months agoFavorite Answer
No, of course not.
The 'problem' with citing Wikipedia is that anyone ... whether they are knowledgeable on a particular subject or not ... can make Wikipedia pages. This makes it NOT a credible source.
What you need to do is look for sources quoted by the person to 'back up' his/her entry and see whether they are legitimate sources.
- Joseph BLv 41 month ago
It is not that everything in Wikipedia is false, it is just that it is unreliable, and should not be taken at face value, which is why you are not allowed to use it as a primary research source. As a first source of information, as a way to get potential reliable sources, Wikipedia can be useful.
- 1 month ago
Wikipedia is a great source of information, Sometime user modify it including their source link, So it become more informative. I does not show fake, promotional information source here. But for the research this is not right platform due to other information source.
- 5 months ago
It's not false. Education systems tell you not to research because anyone can edit the pages and there might be vandalism or fake information intentionally put in and students copy that information onto an exam, essay etc.
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- ∅Lv 75 months ago
no, but you should always check where the info came from with the reference numbers.
no reference number, donxt trust it.
- CarolOklaNolaLv 75 months ago
No, it is not. Wikipedia has improved a lot over the last 5 to 8 years, but the articles without sources are clearly indicated. It is up to the teacher or professor to decide whether Wikipedia is source they would accept. This a assumes you are citing your sources accurately and are not plagiarizing.
- AaronLv 55 months ago
Literally ANYONE can go on and alter its contents. That's why people sometimes refuse to acknowledge it as a "credible" source. Have yet to find an incorrect article, though.