Topic : Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Sometimes it is better not to tell the truth. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

The reading and the lecture are both about advantages and disadvantages of online and traditional encyclopedias. The author of the reading believes that traditional encylopedias are better choice to find accurate information. On the other hand, the lecturer casts doubt on the claims mad in the article. He thinks that, in fact, online encyclopedias are great in delieviring all necessary data to users. First of all, the author state that online encyclopedias are inaccurate because everyone can make a contribution, but not everyone has enough knowledge to do it right. He notes that traditional encyclopedias are written by proffecionals and that is why there are concise. This point is challenged by the lecturer. He says that online encyclopedias are easy to find and correct a mistake. Furthermore, he points out that traditional encyclopedias may carry on old mistakes for decades. Secondly, the author claims that online encyclopedias can be corrupted by vandals and hackers. He argues that it is hardly possible to find a place which has been tempered with. This argument is rebutted by the lecturer. He suggest that online websites understand the impotance of security. They use a specific format for crucial data to make it unchangible. Additioanly, only reliable users can change some spesific topics. Finally, the author mentions that online encyclopiedias have bad resources and focus on triival topics. The lecturer, on the other hand, feels that online encyclopedias can include a lot of subjects which are interesting for many users. She puts forth the idea that traditional encyclopeias often have the infromation chosen by several people. They can not follow all modern interests.
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