|Analysis of LDS-related Wikipedia Articles|
- Mormonism and Wikipedia. FAIR regularly receives queries about specific LDS-themed Wikipedia articles with requests that we somehow "fix" them. Although some individual members of FAIR may choose to edit Wikipedia articles, FAIR as an organization does not. Controversial Wikipedia articles require constant maintenance and a significant amount of time. FAIR prefers to respond to claims in the FAIR Wiki rather than fight the ongoing battle that LDS Wikipedia articles sometimes invite. From FAIR’s perspective, assertions made in LDS-themed Wikipedia articles are therefore treated just like any other critical (or, if one prefers, "anti-Mormon") work.
- For an overview on this subject, see
- Mormonism and Wikipedia: The Church History That "Anyone Can Edit", Roger Nicholson, Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture, Vol. 1, 2012. 151-190
- "Wiki Wars: In battle to define beliefs, Mormons and foes wage battle on Wikipedia", Michael De Groote, Deseret News, January 30, 2011.
- "Something Wiki This Way Comes: How collaborative editing is changing the face of online LDS apologetics", R. Scott Lloyd, Church News, August 8, 2011.
- Something Wiki This Way Comes: How Collaborative Editing is Changing the Face of Online LDS Apologetics. A close look at the challenges and history of editing LDS topics in a Wikipedia. This is a 2011 FAIR conference presentation by Roger Nicholson, in PDF format.
- FAIR examines and responds to the following LDS-related Wikipedia articles in detail:
- A FAIR Analysis of Wikipedia article "Martin Harris"
- A FAIR Analysis of Wikipedia article "Oliver Cowdery"
- A FAIR Analysis of Wikipedia article "First Vision" Updated 9/17/2011
- A FAIR Analysis of Wikipedia article "Joseph Smith, Jr." Updated 9/3/2011
- A FAIR Analysis of Wikipedia article "Golden plates" Updated 9/21/2011
- A FAIR Analysis of Wikipedia article "Three Witnesses" Updated 9/28/2011