Wikipedia:Libel
This page documents a Wikipedia policy with legal considerations. This page is also a Wikimedia Foundation policy, established by Jimmy Wales and endorsed by the Foundation as necessary for the operation of the sites under its jurisdiction.
This page in a nutshell: Delete libelous material when it has been identified.
Look up libel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
The goal of Wikipedia is to create an encyclopedic information source adhering to a neutral point of view, with referenced information through the citation of reliable published sources, so as to maintain a standard of verifiability.[1]
It is the responsibility of all contributors to ensure that the material posted on Wikipedia is not defamatory.
It is a Wikipedia policy to delete libelous material when it has been identified.
Contact instructions for subjects of libel
If you believe that you are the subject of a libelous statement on Wikipedia, please:
E-mail us with details of the article and error.
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References
^ Wales, Jimmy (2006-05-16). "[WikiEN-l] Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information". lists.wikimedia.org. WikiEN-l. Archived from the original on 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2019-07-17. It should be removed, aggressively, unless it can be sourced. This is true of all information, but it is particularly true of negative information about living persons.
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