Directory:The Wikipedia Point of View/Neutral Point of View

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The so-called Neutral point of view policy is a fundamental Wikimedia principle and a cornerstone of Wikipedia. All Wikipedia articles and other encyclopedic content have to be written from a point of view representing fairly, and as far as possible without bias, all significant views that have been published by reliable sources. This is not negotiable and is expected of all articles.

The other two policies are Verifiability and No original research.

Neutral point of view

The neutral point of view is a means of dealing with conflicting verifiable perspectives on a topic as evidenced by reliable sources. The policy requires that where multiple or conflicting perspectives exist within a topic each should be presented fairly. None of the views should be given undue weight or asserted as being judged as "the truth", in order that the various significant published viewpoints are made accessible to the reader, not just the most popular one. It should also not be asserted that the most popular view, or some sort of intermediate view among the different views, is the correct one to the extent that other views are mentioned only pejoratively.

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