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The Senate Candidate Whose Wikipedia Page Was Declined (Source Notes)
Jimmy Wales launched Wikipedia way back in 2001 and in recent years has taken a more hands-off approach, avoiding disputes about what content should and should not be included on the internet encyclopedia. But on Wednesday, Wales jumped right into the fray by posting on his English Wikipedia user talk page under the heading “What I think is clearly a wrong decision.”
“We are in an embarrassing situation where a clearly notable politician who appears poised to win a seat in the US Senate doesn’t have an article—a complete failure of our mission to deliver high quality information to the world,” Wales wrote, using his Wikipedia alias Jimbo. He was referring to Theresa Greenfield, the Democratic Senate Candidate in Iowa, who until late Wednesday evening did not have a Wikipedia entry because the draft version of the article had been repeatedly declined.
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