Since schools have always been telling us not to trust Wikipedia, what is a fact that Wikipedia got wrong to prove this point?

I've never been told not to "trust" Wikipedia, just never to cite it as a resource.

It's a great starting point and it provides references for you to check out the sources that have been compiled into the Wikipedia article you're reading.

That being said, there have been plenty of times where I've gone to follow a reference link and the page doesn't exist any longer. At that point, it's tough to do anything with the information unless you can find the journal, article, web page, etc. archived elsewhere.

There are also tons of "Wikipedia Fact or Fiction" videos on YouTube where celebrities are interviewed about the accuracy of information on their Wikipedia pages. You'd be surprised how many inaccuracies and unsubstantiated claims there are.

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