Wikipedia Muzzles the Mob
Posted on Aug 25, 2009
The online user-generated encyclopedia will require editors to approve changes to articles about living people, an effort to curb misinformation and the sometimes nasty food fights made possible by the site’s pioneering format. The changes are either a direct assault on Wikipedia’s soul or a sign of its growing maturity, depending on whom you ask. —PS
The site will require that revisions to pages about living people and some organisations be approved by an editor.
This would be a radical shift for the site, which ostensibly allows anyone to make changes to almost any entry.
The two-month trial, which has proved controversial with some contributors, will start in the next “couple of weeks,” according to a spokesperson.
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