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To Protect the Most Fundamental Rights of Internet Users, We Must Always Be Skeptical of Any Call for Regulation

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2015 | 7:00 PM


The Internet is the largest knowledge base that has ever existed. Its rapid development became possible greatly due to its unregulated nature at its starting point. The "anarchical" character of the Internet allowed all users to contribute their share of knowledge and make it...

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An Appeal From Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales

(15) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 9:00 AM

I got a lot of funny looks 10 years ago when I started talking to people about Wikipedia.

Let's just say some people were skeptical of the notion that volunteers from all across the world could come together to create a remarkable pool of human knowledge -- all for the...

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What the MSM Gets Wrong About Wikipedia -- and Why

(108) Comments | Posted September 21, 2009 | 11:00 AM

If you follow the news about Wikipedia, even casually, you're probably aware that something is changing. What you probably don't realize is that what you've been led to believe is almost certainly completely wrong.

Maybe you saw some recent headlines ominously talking about editorial controls. Maybe you heard something about...

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