When Wikipedia Takes a Stance

Canadian poet and novelist John Degen, on Wikipedia’s stance on SOPA:

Tomorrow, when Wikipedia turns the lights back on, and folks look up SOPA and PIPA to find out what happened, does anyone believe there will be a balanced, unbiased Wikipedia entry on the subject? How unbelievably sad.

I had failed, through all the blackout buzz today, to even consider the implications of Wikipedia publicly taking a stance on a newsworthy and important event. It’s already caused one Wikipedian to resign.

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    2. jeffbell reblogged this from smarterbits and added:
      This also hadn’t occurred to me.
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