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Do Experts or Collective Intelligence Write with More Bias? Evidence from Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia

@inproceedings{Greenstein2014DoEO,
  title={Do Experts or Collective Intelligence Write with More Bias? Evidence from Encyclop{\ae}dia Britannica and Wikipedia},
  author={S. Greenstein and F. Zhu},
  year={2014}
}
  • S. Greenstein, F. Zhu
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Which source of information contains greater bias and slant?text written by an expert or that constructed via collective intelligence? Do the costs of acquiring, storing, displaying and revising information shape those differences? We evaluate this question empirically by examining slanted and biased phrases in content on US political issues from two sources?Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia. Our overall slant measure is less (more) than zero when an article leans towards Democrat… CONTINUE READING
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