What does this article  concerning a “test” conducted by a Dublin university student to evaluate information accuracy and accountability say about information globalization and today’s information climate? On one hand, it goes to show how unreliable Wikipedia can be if so many were so quickly dupped by trusting the information there (and professional journalists no less). On the other hand, how do we encourage students to seek out more authorative information when it appears from such a study that newspaper sare also inaccurate, slower to correct information than Wikipedia, and are actually using Wikipedia as their primary source of information.

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