Is lying on Wikipedia illegal?

And making false, negative statements about a living person can expose Wikipedia to legal issues for defamation. Lying is also harmful to the online Wikipedia community which edits and develops the encyclopedia. The online community requires editors to work in good faith and behave in a civil manner with each other.

Who has the most controversies on Wikipedia?

President George W Bush
Former US President George W Bush is by far Wikipedia’s most controversial person. His page has been revised 45,866 times over the past 15 years – 63% more than the next most-edited people: Michael Jackson and Jesus (over 28,000 edits each).

Who is the most criticized person in the world?

Avg Friend Score

Rank Person % Correct
1 George W. Bush 66.1%
4 Barack Obama 66.1%
2 Michael Jackson 65.5%
37 Joseph Stalin 65.5%

Does Wikipedia track your IP address?

Wikipedia tracks edits to the editor’s username, but if you don’t log in, Wikipedia still can track you by your IP address or by device fingerprinting.

Is there such a thing as vandalism on Wikipedia?

Some descriptions like “Fixed typo” may be vandalism as that is one of the default edit summaries. IP editors should not be approached with the assumption that they are vandals. Although many vandals do vandalize without registering an account, there are many IP editors who are great contributors to Wikipedia.

What motivates vandalism?

Greed can motivate vandalism as can some political ideologies, wish to draw attention to problems, frustration, even playfulness. Youngsters, the most common vandals, frequently experience low status and boredom. Vandalism enables powerless people to attack those above them, take control and frighten others.

Who is most likely to vandalize?

Teenage boys and men in their 20s are most likely to vandalize, but older adults and females are also known to sometimes vandalize, with young children occasionally vandalizing, but in a much smaller form, such as making small crayon drawings on walls.

Were the Vandals uniquely destructive?

The term finds its roots in an Enlightenment view that the Germanic Vandals were a uniquely destructive people. The Vandals, an ancient Germanic people, are associated with senseless destruction as a result of their sack of Rome under King Genseric in 455.

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