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Cindy Adams Takes On Wikipedia

11/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Wikipedia's chairman and founder Jimmy Wales told me how authoritative is his operation, which is basically sourced by a ragtag assortment of contributors.

"A core group vets it, tries to lock down articles or anyone making an outrageous claim and usually has a secondary source. There are controls. When it's edited for the first time, the community will monitor it."

I told him my own personal listed information is factually incorrect and I can substantiate its inaccuracies with legal documentation.

Totally unfazed, he said, "People should use it for background - not as their primary source."

I explained the misinformation on my site is not only outrageous but hurtful.

Even more totally unfazed, he said, "Sometimes those sorts of things can be posted by someone who doesn't like you."

He ultimately agreed to a re-edit.

That was two months ago. He did nothing.

So much for the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in icky Wiki.

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