[Give me a break!] YouTube Will Link Directly to Wikipedia to Fight
Conspiracy Theories


        Here's how it will work: If you search and click on a
        conspiracy theory video about, say, chemtrails, YouTube will
        now link to a Wikipedia page that debunks the hoax alongside
        the video.

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Let's see now, what could go wrong with THIS idea? Well, first, we
know that under the best of circumstances, Wikipedia pages can be full
of misinformation for long periods of time. But once Wikipedia pages
are linked to YouTube videos this way, those pages are going to become
the targets of the very fake news mongers behind the conspiracy
theories in the first place, triggering new mutation page change wars
over the contents of those pages. It's bad enough when Google
Knowledge Panels point to inaccurate Wikipedia information -- this
could be much worse. 

Let's all say this together now: Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source at
any given time for any given information. Period. Full stop.

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