Wikipedia under fire for posting porn

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is facing harsh criticism over the posting of sexually explicit photos and images, including that of homosexuals.


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  2. donnA

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    I guess a person needs to be careful on wikipedia.
     
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    ==Yep, just another reason to be careful of wikipedia.
     
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    I'd like to know what they consider porn.

    As one commenter noted, there are anatomy pictures included with several of the related articles. Anatomy pics are not porn by a long shot.

    If they are talking about the actual porn-centric articles (including gay/lesbian info) then again, it follows that pics would most likely be included. Also, if these are what is being spoken of, why was this person (a Christian?) looking at them in the first place?
     
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    I found porn on wikipedia pertaining to a topic you wouldn't expect it. It was close up porn, pretty awful.

    Checked it again a few days later and it was still there. Wouldn't normally do that but our

    computer included wikipedia in the Bookmarks when we bought it. I wondered if this was a fluke or somewhat normal for wikipedia.

    I deleted it from our bookmarks since it appears somewhat normal

    I try to avoid wikipedia

    Too bad it is so universally accepted as a credible website
     
    #5 Joe, May 12, 2008
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