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This page documents an English Wikipedia content guideline.
It is a generally accepted standard that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply. Any substantive edit to this page should reflect consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.
Some articles on Wikipedia may contain significant factual inaccuracies, i.e. information that is verifiably wrong. It is important to note that Wikipedia itself is not considered a reliable source. Articles for which much of the factual accuracy is actively disputed should have a {{Disputed}} warning place at the top, and they are listed at Category:Accuracy disputes. Also see a recent list of disputed articles, and the current list of articles that link here.
Handling content that may be inaccurate
If you see an article that may be inaccurate, please do the following:
Handling factual inaccuracy warnings
If you see an article with a factual accuracy warning, please do the following:
Resolving disputes
Verified article – removed accuracy dispute
Disputed statement
If a Wikipedia article links to this page, it is because someone is concerned that the article contains inaccurate statement(s). Such statements are followed by the warnings
[disputeddiscuss]
or
[dubiousdiscuss]
. You can insert such a warning by using the templates {{Disputed inline}} or {{Dubious}}.
The accuracy of a statement may be a cause for concern if:
If your work has been tagged:
If you come across a statement with an accuracy warning, please do the following:
If you come across a statement which seems or is inaccurate, please do the following:
If you cannot correct it right away:
Verified article – removed accuracy dispute
When you add an accuracy warning, you are invited to also help resolve other accuracy disputes or fact-check other articles listed in:
See also
Last edited on 23 April 2021, at 19:24
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