Wikipedia to Seek Proof of Credentials

March 7, 2007 By BRIAN BERGSTEIN, AP Technology Writer
Wikipedia to Seek Proof of Credentials
Jimmy Wales said that Wikipedia contributors still would be able to remain anonymous, but they should only be allowed to cite some professional expertise in a subject if those credentials have been verified.

(AP) -- Following revelations that a high-ranking member of Wikipedia's bureaucracy used his cloak of anonymity to lie about being a professor of religion, the free Internet encyclopedia plans to ask contributors who claim such credentials to identify themselves.



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