Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Wikiality


 

      …by Stephen Colbert

On his popular cable TV show, comedian Stephen Colbert invented a word “wikiality” meaning the truth as changed by editors of wikipedia.

By the end, he made a call to his viewers to change wikipedia to say that the number of elephants in Africa has tripled. Viewers en masse changed the article, prompting Wikipedia to lock the article from further edits. To this day, some three years after this aired, the wikipedia article remains locked (as seen in the picture below).