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Wikipedia vandal loses job

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by ovi, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    In the wake of the John Seigenthaler Wikipedia scandal, the question is: what is the price to pay for being a Wikipedia vandal?

    Some might say that a good old-fashioned turn in court as a libel defendant might have been appropriate for Brian Chase. According to The New York Times , Chase admitted he is the perpetrator (registration required) of the false Wikipedia article that linked Seigenthaler to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.

    But Chase, who confessed to Seigenthaler after discovering that the media and Wikipedia Watch founder Daniel Brandt were hot on his tail, doesn't face a libel suit. That's mostly because Seigenthaler, a distinguished journalist, said he has no plans to sue.

    Complete article: news.com.com/2061-10802_3-5992271.html

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