Proceedings talk:JR1

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This is the discussion page for Joseph Reagle's presentation at Wikimania 2006, Is the Wikipedia Neutral?. Please join the discussion below!

About bias

Something that is interesting is to think about ways in which the format of wikipedia creates bias. For example, the format of the traditional news media creates a bias toward stories that involve controversy and have human interest and the presentation of the news media tends to create a dynamic in which a story is usually presented in terms of a conflict between two sides.

Ways in which wikipedia is biased are:

1) someone who posts something on wikipedia cares about what they are posting about 2) someone who posts a lot has time to post

  • I don't know if this is "biased." These things certainly affect WP, and we might want to preserver a distinction between the two? -- Reagle