Wikipedia Dustup: Take Two

Can a class action suit against Wikipedia can ground?
Heather Green

So now a group has been formed to potentially pursue a class action suit against Wikipedia. The site says the group was spurred on by the apparent prank that drew a stinging criticism of Wikipedia and prompted the service to change some of its rules. In May, a delivery company manager in Nashville posted fake information on Wikipedia that stayed there for four months suggesting that John Seigenthaler, a former journalist, was part of the JFK and Robert Kennedy assasinations.

Rex Hammock and Shel Holtz have thoughts.

I am uncertain, though, how this class action suit will gain ground, since according to an article from CNET, Wikipedia is free from liability (since it's a service provider and not a publisher) under the Federal Communications Decency Act.

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