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Wikipedia to Require Contributors to Register

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The founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, says users will now be required to register before they can create articles. The change comes amid complaints by journalist John Seigenthaler; his biography on the Web site claimed he was a suspect in the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Robert Kennedy. Siegenthaler and Wales discuss the change in a follow up to a previous program on accuracy and accountability at Wikipedia.


John Seigenthaler, former editor and publisher of The Tennessean; former editorial editor of USA Today; founder of the The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University

Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikimedia Foundation



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