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Wikipedia Considers Vetting Contributor Credentials

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Wikipedia Considers Vetting Contributor Credentials

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Wikipedia Considers Vetting Contributor Credentials

Wikipedia Considers Vetting Contributor Credentials

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The online encyclopedia Wikipedia is running into trouble with with contributor credentials. Last week it discovered that an influential contributor who claimed to be a theology professor was, in fact, a 24-year-old college dropout.

One of the founders now says the site may start vetting the credentials of contributors who claim to have advanced degrees.

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