Hoi,
There is a responsibility by the people doing massive uploads of data that
is full of everything under the sun. Given the scale of these imports "so
fix it" is not appropriate.
Thanks,
      GerardM

On 19 September 2017 at 07:14, Peter Southwood <peter.southw...@telkomsa.net
> wrote:

> So fix it,
> Cheers,
> Peter
>
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> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Research Showcase Wednesday, September 20, 2017
> at 11:30 AM (PST) 18:30 UTC
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> Wow, first there was solid evidence that tourism is causally influenced by
> Wikipedia, and now science. The English Wikipedia's Economics article still
> says "Tax cuts [boost] aggregate demand."
> Isn't it time that potentially harmful biases in economics articles are
> tempered as carefully as those in medical articles?
>
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:53 AM, Sarah R <srodl...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >
> > The next Research Showcase will be live-streamed this Wednesday,
> > September 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST) 18:30 UTC.
> >
> > YouTube stream:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR5JwqyVGSk
> >
> > As usual, you can join the conversation on IRC at #wikimedia-research.
> > And, you can watch our past research showcases here
> > <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/
> Showcase#September_2017>.
> >
> >...
> >
> > Science is Shaped by Wikipedia: Evidence from a Randomized Control
> > Trial By Neil C. Thompson and Douglas Hanley
> >
> > As the largest encyclopedia in the world, it is not surprising that
> > Wikipedia reflects the state of scientific knowledge. However,
> > Wikipedia is also one of the most accessed websites in the world,
> > including by scientists, which suggests that it also has the potential
> > to shape science. This paper shows that it does. Incorporating ideas
> > into a Wikipedia article leads to those ideas being used more in the
> > scientific literature. This paper documents this in two ways:
> > correlationally across thousands of articles in Wikipedia and causally
> > through a randomized experiment where we added new scientific content
> > to Wikipedia. We find that fully a third of the correlational
> > relationship is causal, implying that Wikipedia has a strong shaping
> > effect on science. Our findings speak not only to the influence of
> > Wikipedia, but more broadly to the influence of repositories of
> > scientific knowledge. The results suggest that increased provision of
> > information in accessible repositories is a very cost-effective way to
> > advance science. We also find that such gains are equity-improving,
> > disproportionately benefitting those without
>
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