Wikipedia Removes Daily Mail as a Source for ‘Unreliable Information’

The English version of Wikipedia deletes the British Daily Mail as a source of information, because the content of the magazine is generally unreliable.

Wikipedia is written and guarded by volunteers, from students to seniors. After the English Wikipedia volunteers decided to drain Daily Mail as a source, they are currently watching over 12,000 Daily Mail references in Wikipedia which might be replaced with other sources.

The discussion was fueled by anonymous volunteer Hillbilly Holiday in early January. Although some advocated the Daily Mail sometimes was reliable and that some publications of other companies also cannot be trusted too. The group made this decision because of the following arguments: the medium has a reputation for being a bad fact checker, bent on sensationalism and publish fabrications. The decision is noteworthy because there may well still be other dubious sources such as the Kremlin-backed Russia Today and the American Fox News.

Counting all the factors Wikipedia has decided to finally ban the British newspaper Daily Mail as a source of information. The content of the magazine is undermined by the online encyclopedia as “generally unreliable.”

The American Wikimedia Foundation has taken this harsh decision almost after two years after receiving lots of complaints from users.

The editors from Wikipedia quoted Daily Mail as “lousy checking facts, sensationalism and ruthless”. A complete check on all the references made to Daily Mail are under scanner and it is possible that these references will be replaced with other sources which the Wikipedia team considers reliable.

With this decision it is possible that the the Wiki community will continue polishing its online encyclopedia by removing more such references from other media outlets.


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