Wikipedia:Libel

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The goal of Wikipedia is to create an encyclopedic information source adhering to a neutral point of view, with all information being referenced through the citation of reliable published sources, so as to maintain a standard of verifiability.[1]

It is the responsibility of all contributors to ensure that the material posted on Wikipedia is not defamatory.

It is Wikipedia policy to delete libelous material when it has been identified.

Contact instructions for subject of libel

If you believe that you are the subject of a libelous statement on Wikipedia, please:

  • E-mail us with details of the article and error.

See also

Policies

Other related pages

References

  1. ^ Wales, Jimmy (2006-05-16). "[WikiEN-l] Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information". lists.wikimedia.org. WikiEN-l. Archived from the original on 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-05-21. […] It should be removed, aggressively, unless it can be sourced. This is true of all information, but it is particularly true of negative information about living persons. […] 

External links

  • How to avoid libel and defamation (2004)—Information from the BBC for contributors to its defunct community website, Action Network, based on the English law of libel, which differs considerably from U.S. law. Note that Victoria Gillick actually lost her libel case, the reverse of what this claims. Millward, David, Victoria Gillick 'broke' after losing libel case, in The Telegraph, Nov. 20, 2000, 12:00AM GMT, section UK News, as accessed Feb. 1, 2011.
  • Once it's on the Web, whose law applies?
  • Internet policy – Jurisdiction
  • Defamation FAQ at Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
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