[Foundation-l] Interesting legal action

Chris Keating chriskeatingwiki at gmail.com
Fri May 20 16:37:13 UTC 2011

> > A footballer protected by one of the British "superinjunctions" is
> > suing Twitter and persons unknown after he was alleged on Twitter to
> > have had an affair. Something that could have repercussions for
> > Wikipedia.
> >
> >
> >
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/20/twitter-sued-by-footballer-over-privacy
> >
> >
> Speaking as someone who's been in the middle of this exact issue from the
> Wikipedia perspective, edits similar to the one described to have been made
> on Twitter were removed multiple times from our own site over an extended
> period: not because of the injunction, but because it was contentious and
> negative information that could not be reliably sourced.  Our BLP policy
> has
> worked.
It won't be too long before a reputable news source covers the whole issue -
or indeed a British Parliamentarian raises it under parliamentary privilege.

Then, of course, the material will be in the article even if there is still
an outstanding superinjunction

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