Democratization and Reliability of Information

Was Wikipedia gamed by the BBC?

This is just one “high-profile” cases. It needs no rocket science to understand as to how obviously the two “Democratization” and “Reliability” of Information are in conflict. Will it be possible to keep a check on it? While what the above article has been criticized for may still not do much harm, there certainly are more pathological possibilities. What if a competitor in Business puts mis-leading information on the net in an easily locatable place? What if mis-leading political propaganda is being fulfilled by putting fake information all over the net, which simply by the virtue of its presence everywhere would look convincing to common people? And there can be more…

But of course a more optimistic view could be that checks and balances will also evolve – somehow. Let’s see.


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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe ( with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: Twitter: @jayajha Facebook:

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