Is every information on Wikipedia false?

I’m just wondering because you’re not suppose to use Wikipedia for research.

7 Answers

  • 5 months ago
    Favorite 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.

  • 1 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. 

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  • 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 7
    5 months ago

    no, but you should always check where the info came from with the reference numbers.

    no reference number, donxt trust it.

  • 5 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.

  • Aaron
    Lv 5
    5 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.

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