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Wikipedia and the representation of reality / Zachary J. McDowell and Matthew A. Vetter
VerfasserMcDowell, Zachary J. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Zachary J. McDowell ; Vetter, Matthew A. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Matthew A. Vetter
ErschienenNew York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022
Umfangxviii, 122 Seiten
Includes bibliographical references and index
SchlagwörterWikipedia In Wikipedia suchen nach Wikipedia / Electronic encyclopedias / Social aspects In Wikipedia suchen nach Electronic encyclopedias / Social aspects / Authorship / Collaboration / Social aspects In Wikipedia suchen nach Authorship / Collaboration / Social aspects / Knowledge, Theory of / History / 21st century In Wikipedia suchen nach Theory of / History / 21st century Knowledge
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Wikipedia's pillars and the reality they construct -- What counts as information : the construction of reliability and verifiability -- What counts as knowledge : notability, knowledge gaps, and exclusionary practices -- How Wikipedia decides on who gets to contribute : Wikipedia community and engagement -- The reality that shapes Wikipedia.

"A contemporary examination of what information is represented, how that information is presented, and who gets to participate (and serve as gatekeeper) in the world's largest online repository for information, Wikipedia. Bridging contemporary education research that addresses the 'experiential epistemology' of learning to use Wikipedia with an understanding of how the inception and design of the platform assists this, the book explores the complex disconnect between the encyclopedia's formalized policy and the often unspoken norms that govern its knowledge-making processes. At times both laudatory and critical, this book illustrates Wikipedia's struggle to combat systemic biases and lack of representation of marginalized topics as it becomes the standard bearer for equitable and accessible representation of reality in an age of digital disinformation and fake news. An important and timely contribution to the field of media and communication studies, this book will appeal to academics and researchers interested in digital disinformation, information literacy, and representation on the Internet, as well as students studying these topics"--