citation needed

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A "Wikipedian protester" holding a "[citation needed]" sign, from a Cambridge, Mass. xkcd picnic, held 23 September 2007. Inspired by this xkcd comic.


citation needed

  1. (Internet slang, Wiktionary and WMF jargon) A portion of a wiki needs to be validated by a source.
  2. (Internet slang, by extension, chiefly humorous) A portion of text, a statement in a video, or any other item published on the Internet may be false or inaccurate.
    Hemant Mehta, "Atheists, there is PROOF of Heaven!" December 4, 2013, (retrieved February 6, 2017) You know, every time I hear their stories [of having a near-death experience ] I just want to say "citation needed", because all the stuff they're saying, the only people who believe it happen to be the ones in their circles.