Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2010
  • Running time: 85 min
The film illustrates a debate between traditional media and the proponents of crowd-sourced information over the reliability of the information found on Wikipedia, and the impact of having such a widely-used resource written and edited by non-experts. read more
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The film illustrates a debate between traditional media and the proponents of crowd-sourced information over the reliability of the information found on Wikipedia, and the impact of having such a widely-used resource written and edited by non-experts. Using interviews with Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Jaron Lanier, Lawrence Lessig, Ray Kurzweil, and many others, "Truth in Numbers?" reveals surprisingly intense and emotional opinions on both sides, while also giving viewers an inside look at how Wikipedia works, who exactly is editing on the site, and the enormous international cultural phenomenon that it has become in the 10 years since its founding.

Original Release

07/01/2010

US Release

07/01/2010

Cast

Alan Schwartz Narrator
Ed Chi Himself
Richard Branson Himself
Vint Cerf Himself
Noam Chomsky Himself
Dan Cohen Himself
Ward Cunningham Himself - Inventor of the Wiki
Len Downie Himself - Executive Editor of The Washington Post
Susan Jacoby Herself
Scott A. Jones Himself - Chairman of Cha Cha; Chairman of GraceNotes
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Scott Glosserman, Nic Hill

Cast

Alan Schwartz Narrator
Ed Chi Himself
Richard Branson Himself
Vint Cerf Himself
Noam Chomsky Himself
Dan Cohen Himself
Ward Cunningham Himself - Inventor of the Wiki
Len Downie Himself - Executive Editor of The Washington Post
Susan Jacoby Herself
Scott A. Jones Himself - Chairman of Cha Cha; Chairman of GraceNotes
Brewster Kahle Himself
Andrew Keen Himself
Raymond Kurzweil Himself
Jaron Lanier Himself
Lawrence Lessig Himself
Andrew Lih Himself
Robert Littman Himself
Bob McHenry Himself - Former Editor-In-Chief, Encyclopædia Britannica
Cade Metz Himself
Mark Pesce Himself

Producers

Editors

Madeleine Gavin, Nic Hill, John Murillo, Kate Taverna

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