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Verifiability quizEdit

Test yourself!
What does it mean for a fact to be “verifiable” on Wikipedia?
  1. Everyone would agree it was true. (click to expand or collapse)
    False! Don’t confuse “consensus” for “verifiable.” Even if you think a fact is universally understood to be true, it needs to be cited to a specific source to prove it.
  2. You experienced it first-hand, and you know it is true. (click to expand or collapse)
    False! Wikipedia is not a personal webpage or blog. The facts you contribute to Wikipedia need to be verified by experts in reliable, third-party sources.
  3. You remember reading it from a book. (click to expand or collapse)
    False! While you may remember a fact from a reliable, third-party source, you need to cite the source so others can reference the same material and see if it is accurate.
  4. You found the fact in a reliable source, and can cite that source for others on Wikipedia to easily find. (click to expand or collapse)
    Correct! Information should come from reliable sources, and you must provide a way for others to check your facts for accuracy.

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