Wikipedia Will Screen Changes on Articles About Living People – NY Times
Wikipedia has decided to screen edits to encyclopedia entries about living people, significantly reining in the power it has bestowed for a decade upon anyone who wants to change an article on the open-source encyclopedia, the New York Times reports.
The policy change addresses a fundamental problem that has bedeviled the site for years: if anyone can change an entry, and nobody in particular vouches for the informationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s authenticity, how can you trust what you read? Despite this seeming anomaly, Wikipedia is a top 10 sites with 60 million visitors a month. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also increasingly a go-to resource for breaking news: in the first 24 hours after Michael JacksonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s death, his entry was viewed six million times.
Read more: wired.com