Wikipedia and Politics

Politico takes a look back at Wikipedia and its roll in politics.

Despite the perils that come along with letting anyone edit or add information, Wikipedia has become a go-to reference guide for political insiders and mainstream Americans alike.

“It’s the 800-pound gorilla that flies,” said Micah Sifry, editor of the Personal Democracy Forum, an organization that studies technology’s impact on politics. “That you can build a world-scale volunteer written and edited encyclopedia that gets into the top 10 Web traffic is itself a political achievement.”


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