The ongoing subversion of Wikipedia

All it has is its credibility. The crowdsourced hub for human knowledge has challenges in the form of PR firms bent on making things more correct for their clients than others.

We all know that Wikipedia can be subverted—it’s an inevitability of an open platform that some people will seek to abuse it, whether to gain some advantage or just for a laugh. Fortunately, the Wikipedia community has strong mechanisms in place to deal with this, from the famous cry of [citation needed] to the rigorous checks and standards put in place by its hierarchy of editors and admins.

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