La veritat de la Viquipèdia

Tkacz, Nathaniel. 2012. La veritat de la Viquipèdia. Digithum(14), pp. 35-41. ISSN 1575-2275 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

What does it mean to assert that Wikipedia has a relation to truth? That there is, despite regular claims to the contrary, an entire apparatus of truth in Wikipedia? In this article, I show that Wikipedia has in fact two distinct relations to truth: one which is well known and forms the basis of existing popular and scholarly commentaries, and another which refers to equally well-known aspects of Wikipedia, but has not been understood in terms of truth. I demonstrate Wikipedia?s dual relation to truth through a close analysis of the Neutral Point of View core content policy (and one of the project?s ?Five Pillars?). I conclude by indicating what is at stake in the assertion that Wikipedia has a regime of truth and what bearing this has on existing commentaries.

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Wikipedia, Neutral Point of View, NPOV, Truth, Collaboration

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


April 2012Accepted
May 2012Published

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Date Deposited:

26 Sep 2023 10:27

Last Modified:

26 Sep 2023 10:36

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.


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