Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The ‘Guerrilla’ Wikipedia Editors Who Combat Conspiracy Theories

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The ‘Guerrilla’ Wikipedia Editors Who Combat Conspiracy Theories

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

Susan Gerbic spent her career photographing babies at a department store in Salinas, California, just 100 miles south of San Francisco. Today, the retired 55-year-old has dedicated her life to something entirely different: Wikipedia.

As a member of the skeptical movement, Gerbic is committed to promoting critical thinking, scientific inquiry, and empirical evidence—particularly when it comes to fringe ideas. In 2010, she started a Wikipedia project to “improve skeptical content” on the crowdsourced encyclopedia, by writing new articles about topics like people who claim to have supernatural abilities and improving existing ones about groups like those who believe the Earth is flat.

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