A tale of information ethics and encyclopædias; Or, is Wikipedia just another internet scam?

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A tale of information ethics and encyclopædias; Or, is Wikipedia just another internet scam? is a 2007 literature review written in English by Gorman G.E. and published in Online Information Review.

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Purpose - This paper seeks to look at the question of accuracy of content regarding Wikipedia and other internet encyclopædias. Design/methodology/ approach - By looking at other sources, the paper considers whether the information contained within Wikipedia can be relied on to be accurate. Findings - Wikipedia poses as an encyclopædia when by no stretch of the definition can it be termed such; therefore, it should be subject to regulation. Originality/value - The paper highlights the issue that, without regulation, content cannot be relied on to be accurate.

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This publication has 0 references. Only those references related to wikis are included here: Belew, B., (2007), "Middlebury College takes stand against Wikipedia", available at: www.thebizofknowledge.com/2007/01/middleburycollegetakesstand.html (accessed 10 March 2007)Floridi, L., (1998), "Information ethics: on the philosophical foundation of computer ethics", Version 2, available at: www.philosophyofinformation.net/ie.htmWeckert, J., What is so bad about internet content regulation? (2000) Ethics and Information Technology, 2 (2), pp. 105-11

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