McGrath, a former journalist, said she was always taught never to use the site as a reliable source. “But there are thousands of people that use it every day, so I do feel it’s important that we ensure as much correct information as possible is out there,” she said.
Jim Weatherby, professor emeritus of Boise State University’s political science department, said Luna is wise to watch his online image, particularly given his rising profile.
“Wikipedia is subject to amendment by the minute, by friend or foe,” Weatherby said. “You have to watch what funny business the anonymous contributors do to their political enemies.”
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