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Wikipedia and Exposing the Truth

American internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales discusses the inception, impact, and future of Wikipedia. Wales explains that he created the free, peer-edited comprehensive encyclopedia when he realized that the internet had the potential to bring the citizens of the world together. Wales emphasizes his dedication to the idea of free access to knowledge, transparency, and, above all, neutrality. As an example, he talks about the Wikipedia entries written in Farsi on the recent elections in Iran. Despite being a deeply polarizing issue, the entries written on the subject have been surprisingly neutral.

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