The Earth Is Flat? Check Wikipedia


Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. It seems no claim is too absurd to be aired. For example, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has just become the fourth NBA star to make public remarks that he believes the earth is flat, not round. "I'm just saying. I drive from Florida to California all the time, and it's flat to me," he said on a podcast he hosts. For the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, combating myths like this is nothing new. (Check their entry on contemporary flat-eartherism, titled, "Modern flat Earth societies." ) "Wikipedia has been dealing with fake news since it started 16 years ago," notes LiAnna Davis, deputy director of the Wiki Education Foundation. To combat misinformation, Wikipedia has developed a robust corps...

The Earth Is Flat? Check Wikipedia

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