> it was shown that Wikipedia is on par with dead tree encyclopedias
The linked article above is from 2005. A LOT has changed in a decade.
What has changed that's relevant? The existence of mobile devices? Bah.
> What makes it more true now than it was then?
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology and the rise of political correctness fanatics
Political correctness is new since 2005? Ummm, let me guess, you're under 30, aren't you?
You have groups openly state on Wikipedia that it's their goal to push their viewpoints on articles.
Which was also true before 2005.
Clickbait sites written by people close to these groups get turned into sources.
Also true before 2005.
I'll stop here, but nothing you mention was any different previously.