Wikipedia To Colour Code Untrustworthy Text

Wikipedia has its share of detractors who question the reliability and accuracy of the site's entries. To appease critics and combat bias, Wikipedia will institute an optional feature called WikiTrust, which according to Wired Magazine "will colour code every word of the encyclopaedia based on the reliability of its author and the length of time it has persisted on the page".

More specifically, starting later this year, text from unreliable sources will be coloured a bright orange background, while text from trusted authors will be assigned a lighter shade. And as a page gains more accuracy points, the background will gradually turn from orange to white.

Wikipedia to colour Code Untrustworthy Text [Wired]


Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

Trending Stories Right Now