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What would be the consequences for Wikipedia if government officials received anonymous tips in the mail?

Many government officials (state departments of education, federal legislators, senior FBI officials, White House officials, etc.) are likely unaware of the volume of objectionable pornography that is hosted on Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) servers. This content is funded by tax-deductible money, taken in by the tax-exempt host. What do you think would happen if 50 or 100 brief letters with graphic photographs from WMF servers, including traffic statistics, were delivered anonymously by mail to these types of high-ranking officials?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The government would immediately shut down Wikipedia, raid the Wikipedia offices and servers and look for all of the pornographic material, and then prosecute all of the officials in the Wikimedia Foundation who allowed the porn to be uploaded. Then, they'd subpoena all the IP information and e-mail addresses of anyone who ever uploaded porn to Wikipedia, and go after the individuals separately.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    so which you made corrections and reworded it to make greater experience and sent it back to him suitable? mindless idiots! You ever hear the ingredient Tim Wilson did approximately Uncle B S' nephew Warren or something like that that became interior the KKK? His toddler moist the mattress and Warren (or in spite of) consistently had yellow stains on his Klan outfit. Uncle BS informed him, "you could no longer even hate individuals with out makin an asss out of your self! you're a humiliation to the entire kinfolk!" i think of roughly that every time I see some stupid crap like this! LMAO!!!

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Since when is hosting pornography illegal? The Wikimedia Foundation (which is working to remove objectionable content) isn't selling those images. It's still following its mission (access to information I believe). Just because you don't like it doesn't mean they can lose their tax-exempt status over it.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    It is the business of the Government already. We can not say what is the consequences. It depends upon the Government.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You're quite late to the party - this issue was addressed several weeks ago, and WM has been working to purge their databanks of objectionable imagery.

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