[Foundation-l] Wikipedia articles based on Wikileaks material

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Sun Dec 12 16:20:59 UTC 2010

We might suppress a leak made directly into Wikipedia, for example
information about a troop movement, but once something has been published
on a thousand mirrors there is little point. I don't think links on
Wikipedia to documents which remain classified is a good idea. The
disclosed primary documents will come under intense analysis in reliable
sources; those analyses are notable and properly included in Wikipedia
despite their source in classified primary documents. Copying a list of
potential military targets from a classified document would seem out of
bounds unless a source generally considered reliable has widely
distributed the list.


User:Fred Bauder

> This might need some eyes and attention:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents&oldid=401953034#Creation_of_articles_from_leaked_classified_documents
> It concerns Wikipedia articles reproducing the content of the recent
> Wikileaks releases, notably
> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Critical_Foreign_Dependencies_Initiative
> Andreas
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