With anyone from the public being able to edit its pages, Wikipedia reaches a wide range of viewers, and not always in the best way. Various articles have been found on Wikipedia that contain highly false information, and are considered hoaxes. Wikipedia states that a hoax is “a clear or blatant attempt to make something up.” Thankfully, Wikipedia made a list showing all of the hoax articles that have been found on their website; but of course, these are only the ones they know about. This list contains over 150 articles found that contained clear or blatant misinformation, with the longest hoax lasting 9 years and 8 months. Be careful of where you are finding your information, and stay alert for any articles that might be a hoax.
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons: @giuliaforsythe: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/8174197748/