Why Wikipedia at 18 is gaining trust online

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe