Wikipedia should “not be used as a primary or reliable source” of information.
Concerns have been raised that entries on Wikipedia are changed for political reasons to reflect better human rights practices in some countries. A number of embassies in Ireland have repeatedly claimed there is no female genital mutilation in their country, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Robin Hanan, chief executive of the Irish Refugee Council, said: “We would welcome any guidelines clarifying the use of Wikipedia because there has been at least one high-profile case in recent years where this website was used in a decision.”
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