Manipulation among the Arbiters of Collective Intelligence: How Wikipedia Administrators Mold Public Opinion

  title={Manipulation among the Arbiters of Collective Intelligence: How Wikipedia Administrators Mold Public Opinion},
  author={Sanmay Das and A. Lavoie and M. Magdon-Ismail},
  journal={ACM Trans. Web},
  • Sanmay Das, A. Lavoie, M. Magdon-Ismail
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science
  • ACM Trans. Web
  • Our reliance on networked, collectively built information is a vulnerability when the quality or reliability of this information is poor. Wikipedia, one such collectively built information source, is often our first stop for information on all kinds of topics; its quality has stood up to many tests, and it prides itself on having a “neutral point of view.” Enforcement of neutrality is in the hands of comparatively few, powerful administrators. In this article, we document that a surprisingly… CONTINUE READING
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