Renegade Mind State Department brief: Wikipedia in a post fact world.

published by: Alec One
date: 13-Apr-2017

State Department Highlights:

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  • People participate in the creation and editing of Knowledge.
  • Wikipedia is an Encyclopedia anyone can edit,  as long as policy is followed.
  • Outline of editorial process policies.
  • All articles references sources are open and transparent.
  • Wikipedians check and document: what, why, who, where,  and when of information.
  • Wikipedia provides reliable, general, information about: What something is and who created it.

Questions to ask Wikipedia:

If people want to have access to information, then ask Wikipedia:

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  • Where does information come from?
  • Who created the information?
  • Why did they present the information?

Example of Wikepedians Self Organizing Community:

My Understanding:

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  • Wikipedia is a powerful tool for humanity.
  • Wikipedia is the product of peer to peer technology combined with the intelligence of the crowd.
  • Wikipedia is a reliable source and tool for individuals, to hunt and gather information.
  • Full disclosure, I am biased towards Wikipedia because of the utility of the software and the belief in the power of humans to want to live for purpose.
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Source:
  • Department of State: full transcript.
  • Published on Apr 11, 2017, Washington Foreign Press Center Briefing: Wikipedia in a Post-fact Word: Reliable sources, Open Sources and Knowledge with Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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