Letter: Website long written off as an unreliable source


I would like to point out to letter writer Elizabeth Guss that, very recently, Larry Sanger, Wikipedia’s co- founder, said the website should not be used as a source of reliable information.

His exact words were, “it is badly biased, no longer has an effective neutrality policy, and clearly favors lefty politics.”

Furthermore, when I was in college for undergrad and graduate school all of my professors said to never use Wikipedia as a source in any research document. If you did your research would not be taken seriously.

That notion has stuck with me for years now. I would never rely on it for anything other than gossip about a movie star or some such nonsense.

I hope that not just Elizabeth, but others will come to realize that Wikipedia is not a source for real information and true knowledge.

Christina Gibeault

Oak Harbor

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