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Podcast Ep. 88: Susan Gerbic, Leader of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia

Our latest podcast guest is Susan Gerbic, leader of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, the goal of which is to improve the content of skeptic-related content on Wikipedia.SC_SusanGerbic is a photographer and skeptical activist from California. She contributes to the Skepticality podcast and Skeptical Inquirer magazine. She’s also the co-founder of the Monterey County Skeptics.I spoke with her about why editing Wikipedia is so important, how she avoids charges of bias in the articles, and how you can join her cause.

Our latest podcast guest is Susan Gerbic, leader of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, the goal of which is to improve the content of skeptic-related content on Wikipedia.

SC_Susan

Gerbic is a photographer and skeptical activist from California. She contributes to the Skepticality podcast and Skeptical Inquirer magazine. She’s also the co-founder of the Monterey County Skeptics.

I spoke with her about why editing Wikipedia is so important, how she avoids charges of bias in the articles, and how you can join her cause.

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