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A number of studies have assessed the reliability of entries in Wikipedia at specific times. One important difference between Wikipedia and traditional media, however, is the dynamic nature of its entries. An entry assessed today might be substantially extended or reworked tomorrow. This study paper assesses the frequency with which small, inaccurate changes are quickly corrected.


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This is the Publisher’s PDF of the following review made available by University of Illinois at Chicago Library © 2008: Magnus, P.D. (2008). Early response to false claims in Wikipedia. First Monday, 13(9). September 2008. Available at:

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