Accurate Public Policy Information: What is it Worth?

The Stanton Foundation puts it at $1.2 million.  The grant, given to Wikipedia (yes, that Wikipedia), will be used toward improving the accuracy and trustworthiness of public policy articles on its website.  Wikipedia has sometimes taken criticism for the  inaccuracy of its articles and content – due to the ease in which users can make changes and modify information.
The improvement project is slated to run from June through September 2011.
Why was this area chosen?
What also matters a great deal to the Foundation, and to our funders at the Stanton Foundation, is the important role public policy has on citizens, particularly the importance of having high-quality, current, and neutral/factual information about public policy. – Jay Walsh, Wikipedia
Wikipedia is touted as the Internet’s online encyclopedia – that anyone can edit – with more than three million articles.  Do you use the Wikipedia public policy pages?   Will this work?
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