Is Wikipedia biased?
|Is Wikipedia biased?|
|Authors:||Shane Greenstein, Feng Zhu|
|Citation:||American Economic Review 102 (3): 343-348. 2012 May|
|Database(s):||Google Scholar cites|
|Web:||Bing Google Yahoo! — Google PDF|
|Article:||BASE Google Scholar PubMed|
|Restricted:||DTU Digital Library|
|Extract:||Talairach coordinates from linked PDF: CSV-formated wiki-formated|
Is Wikipedia biased? is a study on opinion bias in Wikipedia examining thousands of articles on United States political topics.
To assess the bias of individual article in Wikipedia the author used a "slant index" method developed by Gentzkow and Shapiro (2010): What drives media slant? Evidence from U.S. daily newspapers.
The data was from 2011-01-16 dump and obtained:
- 111'216 articles, by querying on "republican
- 70'668 articles, by filtering out articles covering non-US contries
- 28'382 articles, where bias measurement was possible