“Collateral misinformation”

Today’s urban dictionary word:

collateral misinformation

When someone alters a Wikipedia article to win a specific argument, anyone who reads the false article before the “error” is corrected suffers from collateral misinformation.

I changed the scientific classification of red foxes last night in order to win an argument with Judy. I hope some stupid High School student didn’t suffer from collateral misinformation.

Lest you think this is an unlikelihood, I’ve been told by at least two students of instances where they have done just this.

Oh, and the dictionary has some other useful Wikipedia-related entries: I like wikipedestrian and wikipedance.

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