The wisdom of polarized crowds

This article explores the effect of ideological polarization on team performance. By analysing millions of edits to Wikipedia, the authors reveal that politically diverse editor teams produce higher-quality articles than homogeneous or moderate teams, and they identify the mechanisms responsible for producing these superior articles.


The wisdom of polarized crowds
Feng Shi, Misha Teplitskiy, Eamon Duede & James A. Evans
Nature Human Behaviour (2019)