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'YouTube's Wikipedia Partnership Doesn't Solve Either Site's Fact Checking Issues' by John Bonazzo

John Bonazzo writes in Observer that YouTube announced “it will begin including Wikipedia links alongside videos touting conspiracy theories. … The site already labels state-run media clips as part of this initiative.” The new feature, which offers “a brief excerpt from the topic’s Wikipedia page and a link to the full encyclopedia entry” will appear on videos that cover “events like the moon landing, which some conspiracy theorists believe was faked.” Bonazzo cautions that Wikipedia entries for topics such as money and acupuncture “are filled with falsehoods” and concludes, “Given that Wikipedia is still working out its own fact checking procedures, it may not be the cure-all YouTube thinks it is.”

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