[Foundation-l] Wikipedia articles based on Wikileaks material

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Sun Dec 12 19:36:19 UTC 2010

> I've seen editors -- editors which I respect -- argue for example that if
> the terrorists beheading Iraqi hostages released Commons-licensed videos
> of
> their beheadings, these would be suitable additions to Commons and the
> biographies of the people concerned, per NOTCENSORED.
> You might not see an NPOV violation in such an editorial decision, but I
> do
> (bearing in mind that UNDUE is part of NPOV, and dueness is established
> by weight in reliable sources).
> Why we should be doing things that no other reliably published source out
> there does is beyond me.
> Andreas

The problem is to make sound judgments with respect to what is to be
censored based on some semblance of rationality. A preliminary
consideration is whether there is actual information involved.

A beheading is best left to the imagination... But most of the beheading
of Daniel Perl was shown on network television, only the actual cutting
and bleeding was left out.


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