Persistent Bias on Wikipedia

  title={Persistent Bias on Wikipedia},
  author={Brian Martin},
  journal={Social Science Computer Review},
  pages={379 - 388}
  • Brian Martin
  • Published 1 June 2018
  • Computer Science
  • Social Science Computer Review
Systematically biased editing, persistently maintained, can occur on Wikipedia while nominally following guidelines. Techniques for biasing an entry include deleting positive material, adding negative material, using a one-sided selection of sources, and exaggerating the significance of particular topics. To maintain bias in an entry in the face of resistance, key techniques are reverting edits, selectively invoking Wikipedia rules, and overruling resistant editors. Options for dealing with… Expand
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