Why Wikipedia at 18 is gaining trust online

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Yesterday, Wikipedia celebrated its 18th birthday. If the massive crowdsourced encyclopaedia project were human, then in most countries, it would now be considered a legal adult.

But in truth, the free online encyclopaedia has long played the role of the Internet's good grown-up.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2019, with the headline Why Wikipedia at 18 is gaining trust online. Subscribe