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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetWikipedia · 10 months ago

Can you get in trouble for editing a wikipedia page with false information?

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  • 10 months ago
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    Maybe, maybe not. It would be up to the owner of Wikipedia to determine what to do with you, if anything. Other than public shaming or criminal prosecution, what they will do is ban you from using Wikipedia.

  • 4 months ago

    No, i made a whole bunch of edits, some were getting rid of whole sections or replacing it with false information and my ip address has never got banned

  • 10 months ago

    No, not really as its an open platform that anyone can use and there just isn't enough evidence/grounds to stand on for anyone including the company to be able to track you down and incriminate you.

    Source(s): Information Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • 10 months ago

    On Wikipedia, there's no true or false information. There's only being on the right or wrong side of an edit war.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Never heard of anyone getting into trouble for that!

  • 10 months ago

    "Can"? Sure.

    "Will"? That would depend o a lot of factors.

  • A
    Lv 4
    10 months ago

    Probably, but you could always say you thought what you were writing was correct! Unless you were really writing complete gibberish then that would expose your true intention

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