Wikipedia introduces new code
of conduct to address
harassment, fake news
Wikipedia has introduced a first-of-its-kind Universal Code of
Conduct that expands on the project's existing policies to create a
global set of community standards for addressing negative
behaviour and harassment on the site.
Launched by the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that
administers Wikipedia, the code's standards include clearly
defining acceptable behaviour; delinating harassment on and off
the projects for all Wikipedia participants; preventing the abuse
of power and influence to intimidate others; and combating
deliberate introduction of false or inaccurate content.
"Our work is built around a radical premise that everyone should
be able to participate in knowledge," said Katherine Maher, CEO
of the Wikimedia Foundation.
"Our new universal code of conduct creates binding standards to
elevate conduct on the Wikimedia projects, and empower our
communities to address harassment and negative behaviour
across the Wikimedia movement," she said in a statement on
Tuesday. Read More