[Foundation-l] Wikinews - not so much a state of the wiki

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Tue Dec 4 20:14:17 UTC 2007

Anthony wrote:

>The fact that it is a massive collaboration system likely is
>irrelevant.  Section 230 of the CDA provides immunity to both a
>"provider or user of an interactive computer service".  It has been
>said that this immunity is essentially applicable to anyone who
>communicates over the Internet, so long as the information is
>"provided by another information content provider".

That's all well and good for the Foundation.

I'm not certain that editorial liability is the same thing as what you're
talking about. Newspaper editors are responsible for what they accept and
publish from their reporters. I am sure some areas would hold to that same
principle with an online news source with an editorial team approving what
was being picked up and listed in Google News. I think [[w:Ian Hislop]]
would agree with me, at least were someone from the UK found to have pushed
the button to publish libel about a UK figure.

Brian McNeil

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