Wikipedia ‘Not Responsible’ for False Info

A French judge has dismissed a defamation and privacy case against Wikipedia, after ruling the free online encyclopaedia was not responsible for information introduced onto its web site. The US-based Wikipedia Foundation, which is behind the popular compendium, was sued by three French nationals over a Wikipedia article that said they were gay activists. Judge Emmanuel Binoche ruled that a 2004 French law limited Wikipedia’s liability and noted that contentious references in the disputed article had in any case been removed

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