Difference between revisions of "GSoW - Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia"

From FreeWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
[checked revision][checked revision]
 
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
'''Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia''' is not a funny fake organisation for comedy purposes but a serious organisation of so-called [[Skeptical_movement|"skeptics]]" to influence and manipulate [[Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] articles in a systematic way. The group was founded by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Gerbic Susan Gerbic], an American [[Skeptical_movement|pseudo skeptical]] activist.
  
=== Clarification of terms ===
+
As the name indicates, '''GSoW''' is part of an international network of materialistic fanatics who - after their own understanding - try to edit and re-write articles in Wikipedia to ensure that Wikipedia is reflecting their personal world-view and ideology. This group is strongly connected to the German group of pseudo-skeptics [http://de.pluspedia.org/wiki/Gesellschaft_zur_wissenschaftlichen_Untersuchung_von_Parawissenschaften_(GWUP) '''GWUP'''], which also invites pharma lobbyists to advertise for Monsanto as the propagate on their own website.<ref>”Homeopathy, Conspiracies and Glyphosate: The Recipe for SkepKon 2018” https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/the_skepkon_report_with_susan_gerbic#footer</ref>
  
The term "'''skeptical movement"''' (British spelling: '''sceptical movement''') or "'''skeptic'''" (Bristish: '''sceptic''') is falsely used by a group of materialist fanatics to make a connection to the philosophical movement of skepticism and to science. The self-designation of certain organized groups of detractors of [[Alternative_medicine|alternative and natural medicine]] as “sceptics” is factually wrong, it displays philosophical ignorance and it is presumptuous.<br/> [http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Skepticism Philosophical scepticism] has a long tradition in the west and denotes a way of thinking that is challenging itself all the time. True sceptics make doubt their most important tool, meaning doubt about their own position, which is thus clarified in a kind of hermeneutic circle to approach truth more and more.<br/> Doubting only someone else’s position has nothing in common with scepticism but is pure dogmatism. Those who try to present themselves as “sceptics” in our context are in reality no more than dogmatics of a fundamentalist scientism. Therefore it would make sense to put the term in quotation marks or talk of "pseudo-sceptics" or "fake-sceptics" to avoid a confusion with the real scietific attitude.
+
{{Wikipedia|Susan_Gerbic|Susan Gerbic|3.8.18}}
  
Real scepticism is a philosophical tradition which is following the principle to doubt established dogmas and doctrines of their own theoretical layout. Scepticism is an important part of the enlightenment era and gave us a large part of the freedom of thought that we are now used to. True philosophy will always carry a good deal of scepticism as long as it understands itself as part of the sokratic way of thinking and questioning.
+
== Founding ==
  
== History ==
+
'''Susan Marie Gerbic''' (born August 8, 1962) and Mark Edward proposed "Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia" (GSoW) as a Skepticamp presentation, choosing that title to describe "skeptical" activism that is "more underground, more grass-root, more mole-like".<ref name="TAM9">AV media; TAM 9 Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpUd9uwVjqA ; Susan Gerbic; Access date: August 29, 2015; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160309052222/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpUd9uwVjqA ; Archive date: March 9, 2016</ref> The idea for organized effort came from Tim Farley after Gerbic's attempts to use typical WikiProjects and found them dormant and not user-friendly for new editors. She then started communicating and training others on Facebook and by email.<ref name="prism">http://www.prismpodcast.com/the-prism-podcast-episode-11 ; Episode 11; Luchtefeld, Jason, Ritchey, Grant: The Prism Podcast; The Prism, December 15, 2013 ; https://web.archive.org/web/20150903024652/http://www.prismpodcast.com/the-prism-podcast-episode-11 ; Archivedate: September 3, 2015; Accessdate August 29, 2015</ref>
  
{{Wikipedia|Skeptikerbewegung|Skeptikerbewegung|9.8.2018}}
+
Her efforts to influence Wikipedia grew after presentations at SkeptiCalcon and a Sunday paper presentation at The Amaz!ng Meeting<ref name="TAM9" /> and she created a blog on the subject. She stated that the formal beginning of GSoW is May 2010.<ref name="Wikapediatrican CSICOP">Gerbic, Susan: Wikapediatrician Susan Gerbic discusses her Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project; http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/wikapediatrician_susan_gerbic_discusses_her_guerrilla_skepticism_on_wikiped ; Skeptical Inquirer by Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, March 8, 2015; https://web.archive.org/web/20150830023844/http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/wikapediatrician_susan_gerbic_discusses_her_guerrilla_skepticism_on_wikiped ; Archivedate August 30, 2015 Accessdate January 13, 2015</ref> Gerbic is often asked about her Wikipedia contributions and edits: "I discovered that there are people in our community that have been looking for a way to become more involved but need more structure, support, and training."<ref name="Wikapediatrican CSICOP" /> When people ask how they can help the skeptical movement, Gerbic is quick to suggest that they, too, learn to edit Wikipedia: "We rewrite Wikipedia, and proof the pages, we remove citations that are not noteworthy, we add citations, we do just about everything in Wikipedia to improve content."<ref name="tamers">AV media: Guttormson, Joel: Meet the Amazing TAMers: Susan Gerbic; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdV2WD2P3dE ; Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science; November 5, 2013; Access date: August 29, 2015; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160307082521/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdV2WD2P3dE ; Archive date: March 7, 2016</ref>
  
The historian Peter Lamont sees the origins of the ''so called "skeptic movement"'' in the controversies surrounding [[Uri_Geller|Uri Geller]] in the 1970s. A group of critics, including several psychologists and magicians, rejected Geller's supernatural abilities and offered mechanistic explanations for his performances. However, the efforts of the new movement, claiming to disprove paranormal abilities, went beyond Geller and mainly concerned [[Astrology|Astrology]]. In 1976, the conference 'The New Irrationalisms: Antiscience and Pseudoscience' at the University at Buffalo finally led to the founding of the ''Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, CSICOP'', the current ''[[Committee_for_Skeptical_Inquiry|Committee for Skeptical Inquiry]], CSI''. In the 1980s, various local "skeptics" groups were formed; in addition to the USA, also in Germany, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico and Great Britain. In 1996, on the 20th anniversary of the founding of CSICOP, associations of so-called "sceptics" existed in more than 20 countries. The first ''World Skeptics Congress'', in the same year in New York, had over 1200 participants from 24 countries. In 2001, there were about 100 such organizations in 38 countries worldwide, including Argentina, Kazakhstan, Korea and Norway. Numerous websites, internet forums and magazines appeared. CSI and its journal 'Skeptical Inquirer', however, continue to form the center of the "skeptics "movement.<ref>Peter Lamont, Extraordinary Beliefs: A Historical Approach to a Psychological Problem, Cambridge University Press 2013, p.229 ff.</ref>
+
Gerbic promotes the approach of identifying skepticism-related articles that are in need of improvement. Articles are improved by the addition of references from popular writing, podcast, and other citations: "It's just lots and lots of research. Because we are a team of friends we can share resources and work reviews. It is often necessary to interview notable persons to improve the citations and resources."<ref name="skeptchal">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUCwKG1n9zc ; Skeptically Challenged 2014/06/19; Balch, Ross: Skeptically Challenged, June 19, 2014, Access date: August 29, 2015; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160309230832/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUCwKG1n9zc ; Archive date: March 9, 2016</ref> She used the example of psychic Sylvia Browne's Wikipedia page during the Amaz!ng Meeting lecture, suggesting that people looking for information might prefer Wikipedia as a neutral, virus free, user friendly site. She calls this the Goldilocks effect.<ref name="TAM9" />
  
&nbsp;
+
Gerbic spends much of her Wikipedia-related time helping new editors learn to perform basic tasks in Wikipedia.<ref name="prism" /> New editors to the GSoW users group are encouraged to identify notable references and add them to various related pages. Gerbic calls such edits "backwards editing", which is the reverse of the more typical process where one subject is enhanced from multiple references.
  
=== Critical debate ===
+
Gerbic states that the "We Got your Wiki Back Project!" is a popular GSoW sub-project. She relates that the project's goal is to improve the Wikipedia pages for all skeptical spokespeople: "When they are in the media's eye, we know that their Wikipedia page views are going to spike."<ref name="Wikapediatrican CSICOP" /> "When people are looking for information, we want to make sure they are getting great information," says Gerbic on the Data Skeptic podcast.<ref name="Data Skeptic">Polich, Kyle: Guerilla Skepticism on Wikipedia with Susan Gerbic; http://dataskeptic.com/epnotes/ep012.php ; Data Skeptic, Access date: August 29, 2015; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20151023233738/http://dataskeptic.com/epnotes/ep012.php ; Archive date: October 23, 2015</ref>
  
  The following paragraph is quoted from a [http://www.provings.info/blog1_en?post_id=21&title=thoughts-about-„sceptics“-as-self-declared-opponents-of-homeopathy blog entry about fake-skeptics]. It has still to be adapted to an encyclopedic format.  
+
In order to promote Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia, in late 2017 Gerbic toured Europe with the "About Time Tour" and spoke at many skeptical activist gatherings.<ref>Vídeo </ref><ref>Episode #92  http://theesp.eu/podcast_archive/episode_92.html ; Website: theesp.eu; Publisher: The European Skeptics Podcast; Accessdate: 6 October 2017; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20171006175842/http://theesp.eu/podcast_archive/episode_92.html ; Archive date: 6 October 2017</ref>
  
Those organisations of critics of alternative and natural medicine that adorn themselves with the title of “sceptics”, are but the direct opposite. They are not doubting the established doctrines or their own beloved dogmas, but the beliefs of others that they can’t (under)stand. But to doubt the ideas of your opponent has nothing in common with the art and requirements of Scepticism. Deeming your own opinion to be the only possible truth and that of your opponent to be false and out of question, is fundamentalism in the best case and populism in the worst. True sceptics don’t point their sword of critical questioning against others but against themselves. (Example: a christian sceptic is one who doubts christian doctrines to clarify their own convictions, but not one who doubts the ideas of islam or buddhism.)
+
In July 2018, magazine Wired reported, "the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project has more than 120 volunteer editors from around the world, each of whom Gerbic has recruited and trained herself. They're collectively responsible for some of the site's most heavily trafficked articles on topics like scientology, UFOs, and vaccines."<ref>https://www.wired.com/story/guerrilla-wikipedia-editors-who-combat-conspiracy-theories/ ; The 'Guerrilla' Wikipedia Editors Who Combat Conspiracy Theories; Matsakis, Louise; July 25, 2018; Website: wired.com; Publisher: Wired magazine; Access-date: July 25, 2018</ref>
  
As far as the well organized groups of detractors of natural medicine calling themselves “sceptics” are concerned, they are rather fundamentalist ideologists pretending exclusive validity of their version of a naïve positivism and trying to enforce it in the whole of our society. This kind of belief system is also called scientistic (as opposed to scientific) and it is no science. This scientistic belief system rests on some scientific paradigms of the 19<sup>th</sup>century and the idea which was common in some circles those days that the world could be thoroughly explained that way. 20<sup>th</sup>century science has overcome such mindsets long ago even though this notion has not yet arrived in all schoolbooks. It is the task of science to explain or calculate phenomena with the help of their well defined methods and tools. It is not part of their task to state which phenomena can be real and which cannot. The existance of a phenomenon is a matter of observation and not of theory. In the history of science observations that are out of the ordinary range of the known and predictable, have always been the impulses for progress and changes of paradigm.
+
As of 8/2018, the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project had written or fully rewritten over 600 Wikipedia pages, which had collectively received over 30 million views.<ref>Hale, Mike: The enthusiastic life of a happy skeptic  https://voicesofmontereybay.org/2018/08/23/the-enthusiastic-life-of-a-happy-skeptic/ ; Website: Voices of Monterey Bay, Accessdate: 29 August 2018 ; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20180829023341/https://voicesofmontereybay.org/2018/08/23/the-enthusiastic-life-of-a-happy-skeptic/ ; Archive date: 29 August 2018</ref>
  
An interesting question is still open: What motivates these groups of “sceptics”? With so many grave and obvious problems in this world, it seems an extraordinary behaviour needing massive reasons to invest such a lot of personal lifetime, energy and money only to fight a medical method that is not strongly represented anyway and obviously harmless. The so-called “critics” have obviously never learned anything about the objects of their attacks, as it would be common for critics. A literary critic is one who has read literature and then talks about it sophisticatedly, and not one who is against literature in general and has never read anything. From this one can gather that their point is not a relevant and factual discussion. The only point seems to be the emotional fight against and exposure of something, that they don’t understand and would actually like to extinguish completely from the face of this world. Apart from staunch fundamentalists who have to fight for their scientistic belief system with all their energy, there are of course lots of free riders who hope to gain attention by copying an attitude that is becoming popular and is being hyped by the media. They are part of every popular trend and not specific for this issue, and a factual argument is not their thing of course.<br/> It seems very likely that the public derogation of a healing method that is very popular, very cheap and very effective, and which does not fit within the established frames of technological and chemical medicine, will appeal to certain powerful pressure groups. If and by which means these pressure groups are making use of the fanaticism and fear of a few fundamentalists, or whether they make them look more important than they are, by financial or medial support, has not yet been fully researched. The results of some german watch-groups (see e.g. the work of [https://www.freewiki.eu/de/index.php?title=Markus_Fiedler Markus Fiedler]) strongly point into that direction.
+
=== World Wikipedia project ===
  
You find a brilliant debate about these pseudo-sceptic arguments<span>&nbsp;</span>[https://laughingmysocksoff.wordpress.com/2008/01/08/pseudoscepticaemia-signs-symptoms-and-socks/ here].
+
The World Wikipedia project began in August 2012 after Gerbic was unable to find non-English editing groups to do what she had done with the English project. Gerbic began forming and training non-English editors. Beginning with the "Lets Start with Jerry" project, all teams were asked to translate the English “Jerry Andrus” Wikipedia page into as many languages as possible. Arabic, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Portuguese articles were completed under her guidance.<ref name="Wikapediatrican CSICOP"/>
  
----
 
  
{{Wikipedia|Skeptikerbewegung|Skeptikerbewegung|9.8.2018}}
+
== Website ==
  
== Associations ==
+
*[http://guerrillaskepticismonwikipedia.blogspot.com/ Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia blog]  
 
 
See Wikipedia article:&nbsp; [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_skeptical_organizations List of skeptical organizations]
 
 
 
In the German-speaking area the GWUP''(Gesellschaft zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung von Parawissenschaften'')&nbsp; founded in 1987, is the best-known organization of pseudo-sceptics. It is a founding member of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO), an umbrella organisation for European so-called "skeptics" associations founded in 1994.
 
 
 
=== Guerrilla scepticism on Wikipedia ===
 
 
 
In 2010, [[Susan_Gerbic|Susan Gerbic]] launched the [[GSoW_-_Guerrilla_Skepticism_on_Wikipedia|''Guerrilla scepticism on Wikipedia'' (GSoW)]], a "project to improve sceptical content on Wikipedia".<ref>http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/wikapediatrician_susan_gerbic_discusses_her_guerrilla_skepticism_on_wikiped; March 8, 2015</ref> In 2017, Gerbic was named a companion of the "Committee for Sceptical Investigation".<ref>http:/wwww.centerforinquiry.net/news/cause_effect_99</ref> You and your GSoW team have received an award from the James Randi Educational Foundation, which is given to "the person or organization that best represents the spirit of the Foundation by promoting critical questions and seeking unbiased, factual answers. We are pleased to recognize Susan's efforts to attract and train a team of editors to continuously improve Wikipedia as a public resource for rationality and scientific thinking."<ref>https://web.randi.org/home/2017-jref-award; accessdate=27 March 2018</ref> (Randi himself is a prominent member of the pseudo-sceptic organization, so the award can be considered an internal commendation.)
 
 
 
In July 2018, Wired magazine reported that the GSoW team had grown to more than 120 volunteer editors from around the world and that they were jointly responsible for "creating or improving some of Wikipedia's best-selling articles on sceptical topics. By July 2018, GSoW has created or completely rewritten more than 630 Wikipedia articles in many languages that have collected over 28 million page views.<ref>https://www.wired.com/story/guerrilla-wikipedia-editors-who-combat-conspiracy-theories/; access-date=July 25, 2018</ref>
 
 
 
=== Internal Controversies ===
 
 
 
According to Carl Sagan, the "skeptic" organization CSICOP, of which he was a member from the beginning, has an important social function. It is a kind of counterbalance to the "pseudo-scientific gullibility" of many media. Nevertheless, he saw the main weakness of the "skeptic" movement in its polarization. The idea of having a monopoly on truth and seeing other people as unreasonable morons is not constructive. This behavior condemns the "skeptics" to a permanent minority status. According to this, "a sensitive interaction with one another that accepts the human aspect of pseudoscience and superstition right from the start" could meet with greater acceptance.<ref>Carl Sagan, Der Drache in meiner Garage or die Kunst der Wissenschaft, Nonsense entlarven, Droemer Knaur 2000, ISBN 3-426-77474-7 p.363 f</ref>
 
 
 
The founding member of CSICOP, Marcello Truzzi, who left the organization due to differences in content, defines a "real skeptic" as someone who takes an agnostic position and makes no claims himself. A thesis cannot be "refuted", but only "not proven". The so called "skeptics," Truzzi calls "pseudo-sceptics," who argue that there is evidence against an assertion, and who in turn have to bear the burden of proof. However, such negative claims are sometimes quite extraordinary and often based more on plausibility explanations than on empirical evidence. As an example, Truzzi cites a PSI test in which the subject has the possibility of cheating. Although this considerably reduced the evidence value of the experiment, it was not sufficient to refute the assertion investigated. Science can determine what is empirically unlikely, but not what is empirically impossible.<ref>Marcello Truzzi: [http://www.skeptizismus.de/pseudoskep.html About pseudo-scepticism]</ref> In the course of an internal dispute within the GWUP the co-founder and editor at that time of their publication organ ''Skeptiker'' [[Edgar_Wunder|Edgar Wunder]] left the "Skeptic" organization in 1999. According to Wunder, a structural feature of the so called "skeptic" movement is a discrepancy between claim and reality. So for instance many GWUP members would lead a world view fight without sufficient technical knowledge and argue selectively and unobjectively. They are only interested in scientific studies of parascience insofar as "their results could provide'cannon fodder' for public campaigns."<ref>Edgar Wunder: [http://www.skeptizismus.de/syndrom.html Das Skeptiker-Syndrom]</ref>
 
 
 
&nbsp;
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
  
 
<references />
 
<references />

Latest revision as of 21:21, 4 February 2019

Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia is not a funny fake organisation for comedy purposes but a serious organisation of so-called "skeptics" to influence and manipulate Wikipedia articles in a systematic way. The group was founded by Susan Gerbic, an American pseudo skeptical activist.

As the name indicates, GSoW is part of an international network of materialistic fanatics who - after their own understanding - try to edit and re-write articles in Wikipedia to ensure that Wikipedia is reflecting their personal world-view and ideology. This group is strongly connected to the German group of pseudo-skeptics GWUP, which also invites pharma lobbyists to advertise for Monsanto as the propagate on their own website.[1]


The following section is based on the article "Susan Gerbic"" from Wikipedia, read on 3.8.18, and is licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported (short version). In the Wikipedia a list of authors is available on this page. Text adaptations and changes are possible and in part became necessary because the presentation in Wikipedia did not serve information but the distribution of certain opinions and/or the content was incomplete, tendentious or distorted.

Founding

Susan Marie Gerbic (born August 8, 1962) and Mark Edward proposed "Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia" (GSoW) as a Skepticamp presentation, choosing that title to describe "skeptical" activism that is "more underground, more grass-root, more mole-like".[2] The idea for organized effort came from Tim Farley after Gerbic's attempts to use typical WikiProjects and found them dormant and not user-friendly for new editors. She then started communicating and training others on Facebook and by email.[3]

Her efforts to influence Wikipedia grew after presentations at SkeptiCalcon and a Sunday paper presentation at The Amaz!ng Meeting[2] and she created a blog on the subject. She stated that the formal beginning of GSoW is May 2010.[4] Gerbic is often asked about her Wikipedia contributions and edits: "I discovered that there are people in our community that have been looking for a way to become more involved but need more structure, support, and training."[4] When people ask how they can help the skeptical movement, Gerbic is quick to suggest that they, too, learn to edit Wikipedia: "We rewrite Wikipedia, and proof the pages, we remove citations that are not noteworthy, we add citations, we do just about everything in Wikipedia to improve content."[5]

Gerbic promotes the approach of identifying skepticism-related articles that are in need of improvement. Articles are improved by the addition of references from popular writing, podcast, and other citations: "It's just lots and lots of research. Because we are a team of friends we can share resources and work reviews. It is often necessary to interview notable persons to improve the citations and resources."[6] She used the example of psychic Sylvia Browne's Wikipedia page during the Amaz!ng Meeting lecture, suggesting that people looking for information might prefer Wikipedia as a neutral, virus free, user friendly site. She calls this the Goldilocks effect.[2]

Gerbic spends much of her Wikipedia-related time helping new editors learn to perform basic tasks in Wikipedia.[3] New editors to the GSoW users group are encouraged to identify notable references and add them to various related pages. Gerbic calls such edits "backwards editing", which is the reverse of the more typical process where one subject is enhanced from multiple references.

Gerbic states that the "We Got your Wiki Back Project!" is a popular GSoW sub-project. She relates that the project's goal is to improve the Wikipedia pages for all skeptical spokespeople: "When they are in the media's eye, we know that their Wikipedia page views are going to spike."[4] "When people are looking for information, we want to make sure they are getting great information," says Gerbic on the Data Skeptic podcast.[7]

In order to promote Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia, in late 2017 Gerbic toured Europe with the "About Time Tour" and spoke at many skeptical activist gatherings.[8][9]

In July 2018, magazine Wired reported, "the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project has more than 120 volunteer editors from around the world, each of whom Gerbic has recruited and trained herself. They're collectively responsible for some of the site's most heavily trafficked articles on topics like scientology, UFOs, and vaccines."[10]

As of 8/2018, the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project had written or fully rewritten over 600 Wikipedia pages, which had collectively received over 30 million views.[11]

World Wikipedia project

The World Wikipedia project began in August 2012 after Gerbic was unable to find non-English editing groups to do what she had done with the English project. Gerbic began forming and training non-English editors. Beginning with the "Lets Start with Jerry" project, all teams were asked to translate the English “Jerry Andrus” Wikipedia page into as many languages as possible. Arabic, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Portuguese articles were completed under her guidance.[4]


Website

References

  1. ”Homeopathy, Conspiracies and Glyphosate: The Recipe for SkepKon 2018” https://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/the_skepkon_report_with_susan_gerbic#footer
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 AV media; TAM 9 Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpUd9uwVjqA ; Susan Gerbic; Access date: August 29, 2015; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160309052222/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpUd9uwVjqA ; Archive date: March 9, 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.prismpodcast.com/the-prism-podcast-episode-11 ; Episode 11; Luchtefeld, Jason, Ritchey, Grant: The Prism Podcast; The Prism, December 15, 2013 ; https://web.archive.org/web/20150903024652/http://www.prismpodcast.com/the-prism-podcast-episode-11 ; Archivedate: September 3, 2015; Accessdate August 29, 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gerbic, Susan: Wikapediatrician Susan Gerbic discusses her Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project; http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/wikapediatrician_susan_gerbic_discusses_her_guerrilla_skepticism_on_wikiped ; Skeptical Inquirer by Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, March 8, 2015; https://web.archive.org/web/20150830023844/http://www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/wikapediatrician_susan_gerbic_discusses_her_guerrilla_skepticism_on_wikiped ; Archivedate August 30, 2015 Accessdate January 13, 2015
  5. AV media: Guttormson, Joel: Meet the Amazing TAMers: Susan Gerbic; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdV2WD2P3dE ; Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science; November 5, 2013; Access date: August 29, 2015; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160307082521/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdV2WD2P3dE ; Archive date: March 7, 2016
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUCwKG1n9zc ; Skeptically Challenged 2014/06/19; Balch, Ross: Skeptically Challenged, June 19, 2014, Access date: August 29, 2015; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20160309230832/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUCwKG1n9zc ; Archive date: March 9, 2016
  7. Polich, Kyle: Guerilla Skepticism on Wikipedia with Susan Gerbic; http://dataskeptic.com/epnotes/ep012.php ; Data Skeptic, Access date: August 29, 2015; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20151023233738/http://dataskeptic.com/epnotes/ep012.php ; Archive date: October 23, 2015
  8. Vídeo
  9. Episode #92 http://theesp.eu/podcast_archive/episode_92.html ; Website: theesp.eu; Publisher: The European Skeptics Podcast; Accessdate: 6 October 2017; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20171006175842/http://theesp.eu/podcast_archive/episode_92.html ; Archive date: 6 October 2017
  10. https://www.wired.com/story/guerrilla-wikipedia-editors-who-combat-conspiracy-theories/ ; The 'Guerrilla' Wikipedia Editors Who Combat Conspiracy Theories; Matsakis, Louise; July 25, 2018; Website: wired.com; Publisher: Wired magazine; Access-date: July 25, 2018
  11. Hale, Mike: The enthusiastic life of a happy skeptic https://voicesofmontereybay.org/2018/08/23/the-enthusiastic-life-of-a-happy-skeptic/ ; Website: Voices of Monterey Bay, Accessdate: 29 August 2018 ; Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20180829023341/https://voicesofmontereybay.org/2018/08/23/the-enthusiastic-life-of-a-happy-skeptic/ ; Archive date: 29 August 2018