John Sexton’s Wikipedia Article

I was quoted in today’s Washington Square News about recent edits to NYU President John Sexton’s article on Wikipedia. Since the recent labor disupte with the Graduate Student Organizing Committee, various additions were made to Sexton’s page that, IMO, violated Wikipedia’s “neutral point of view” policy. You can review the article’s edit history and discussion page for more information.

My colleage, and Wikipedia expert, Joseph Reagle, was also quoted in the WSN article.

UPDATE: For my efforts to help maintain NPOV in this article, an anonymous user has now referred to me as a “Wiki Nazi” (see discussion page).

It’s good to know that Godwin’s Law is still alive and well:
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.

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