Peeragogy In Action #2: Wikipedia vs. Misinformation

“Most social media sites are designed for profit,” Pete Forsyth of WikiStrategies tells us, “and fanning the flames of division and misinformation can be profitable. Wikipedia stands apart.”

How is Wikipedia different? The platform is not driven by the same profit motives of YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook; in fact, its entire purpose is to enable users to evaluate good vs. bad sources of information. How can Wikipedia help us, how can we help Wikipedia, and what can be learned from Wikipedia to help other websites better serve the public good? Host Joe Corneli fields these questions for WikiStrategies founder and longtime Wikipedia editor, Pete Forsyth and misinformation/disinformation expert, Lane Rasberry with UVA Data Science Dept.

Find more details on the podcast schedule at https://piercepress.com/podcasts​. Visit https://peeragogy.org​ for the latest on the Peeragogy Project & the collaboratively written Peeragogy Handbook v3, “The No-Longer-Missing Guide to Peer Learning & Peer Production.”

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