First Women, Second Sex: Gender Bias in Wikipedia

  title={First Women, Second Sex: Gender Bias in Wikipedia},
  author={Eduardo Graells-Garrido and Mounia Lalmas and Filippo Menczer},
  journal={Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Hypertext \& Social Media},
Contributing to the writing of history has never been as easy as it is today. Anyone with access to the Web is able to play a part on Wikipedia, an open and free encyclopedia, and arguably one of the primary sources of knowledge on the Web. In this paper, we study gender bias in Wikipedia in terms of how women and men are characterized in their biographies. To do so, we analyze biographical content in three aspects: meta-data, language, and network structure. Our results show that, indeed… 

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