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O’Rourke Cites Wikipedia During Tuition Conversation with College Students

"So according to Wikipedia, my source on this..."

By NTK Staff | 03.19.2019 @12:01pm

Failed 2018 Texas Senate candidate, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), appears to be using the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia to gather information to help him develop his opinions based on comments he made while meeting with students at Penn State University on Tuesday.

O’Rourke was meeting with several Penn State students when he asked if there was an in-state tuition advantage for students from Pennsylvania.

“Yeah, for sure,” one of the students responded.

“So, according to Wikipedia, my source on this, after financial aid kicks in, the average tuition is $29,000. Does that sound right?” O’Rourke asked.

Wikipedia crowdsources its information from the public. Although it strives to be as accurate as possible, it is notoriously incorrect and subject to misinformation.

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