Saturday, February 11, 2017

Know Your Enemy

"Consensus has determined that the Daily Mail (including its online version, is generally unreliable, and its use as a reference is to be generally prohibited, especially when other more reliable sources exist. As a result, the Daily Mail should not be used for determining notability, nor should it be used as a source in articles. An edit filter should be put in place going forward to warn editors attempting to use the Daily Mail as a reference."

The full, gloriously damning verdict of Wikipedia on the Daily Mail. The Huffington Post's George Bowden has detailed five specific instances of the rag's failings.

The Mail on Sunday's Dan Hodges was suitably nettled into responding on Twitter, which led to a clash with fellow journalist Sunny Hundal. And then in stepped Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to give Hodges a lesson on how Wikipedia actually works...

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