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How can we make sense of information in today’s connected world? Mobile phone image via www.shutterstock.com

How can we learn to reject fake news in the digital world?

Researchers have found that today's students, despite being 'digital natives,' have a hard time distinguishing what is real and what is fake online. Metaliteracy might provide the answers.
Research shows that Wikipedia is one of the most read sources of medical information by the general public across the world. jfcherry/Flickr

Wikipedia is already the world’s ‘Dr Google’ – it’s time for doctors and researchers to make it better

Medical entries on Wikipedia are widely consulted across the world. Doctors and medical researchers need to make efforts to ensure the content on the online collaborative encyclopedia is accurate.
Constantly correcting content – like what you find on Wikipedia – has got people all shook up. From www.shutterstock.com

Why it’s time the world embraced Wikipedia

Wikipedia is frequently considered an unacceptable and unreliable source of information. It's also constantly correcting – and isn't that what content should strive to do?
Critical mass of editors could help solve the puzzle. bastique

Why global contributions to Wikipedia are so unequal

The geography of knowledge has always been uneven. Some people and places have always been more visible and had more voices than others. But the internet seemed to promise something different: a greater…
The majority of edits to Wikipedia are done by volunteers. Flickr/mikeedesign

Paid editors on Wikipedia – should you be worried?

Whether you trust it or ignore it, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the world and accessed by millions of people every day. So would you trust it any more (or even less) if you knew people…
Some slices are bigger than others. jzawdubya

Geotagging reveals Wikipedia is not quite so equal after all

Wikipedia is often seen as a great equaliser. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people collaborate on a seemingly endless range of topics by writing, editing and discussing articles, and uploading images…
Do we know where to find the most credible information in an age of digital literacy? Shutterstock

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…
Research is hard, but it’s worth doing properly. ulisse albiati

On the Hunt for credible information [citation needed]

A valid argument about a scientific issue requires support using robust, objective, peer-reviewed scientific evidence. This notion is drilled into university students from the beginning of their tertiary…
Mark Graham

Wikipedia wars tie tongues across the globe

Wikipedia, the collection of 37 million articles that anyone can edit, is defined by conflict. The ability for anyone to shape this global repository of knowledge inevitably means that we are presented…

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