There was an article on The New York Times website today, titled Growing Wikipedia Revises Its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy that discusses the way Wikipedia maintains the accuracy of its contents.
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia maintained by volunteers, which provides information on a multitude of topics. It is a free alternative to other online encyclopedia's, such as Encyclopedia Britannica.
Wikipedia allows anyone to edit most articles. So how does Wikipedia prevent articles being defaced by online vandals who can think of no productive way to spend their time or those with an axe to grind. It does so through volunteer administrators who help maintain the quality of the information on the website.
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