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  1. #1 How disputes with media bodies for a facts representation are regulated? 
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    If some person is dissatisfied with a "facts" represented by some media, for example a website, how could it be disputed in a legal way?
    Is there some special body at least in U.S. or this is a civil court responsibility?


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    I don't think you'd have a case unless the content was slanderous or libelous. As far as I know, It's legal to be wrong. You'd be treading into "free speech" waters.

    I guess it really depends on what type of factual errors you're referring to. Simple mistakes, like wrong names, places or dates etc. I'd just email the editor, and they can retract or correct them.

    Can you give an example of what you're talking about?


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    Do you know which legal body regulates Wikipedia? They seem to be internationally based, but private company from U.S.
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    Saying something false about someone is the crime of "slander" in the USA. If you write something false about someone, it is the crime of "libel".

    However those laws only apply if you make a factually incorrect statement. If you are expressing an opinion, or simply presenting the facts in an unkind manner, that is not illegal at all.

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    Do you know which legal body regulates Wikipedia? They seem to be internationally based, but private company from U.S.

    Wiki articles are written by private contributors. If you find an article that you disagree with, you can inform Wikipedia itself of the problem and they will address it.

    The main company of Wikipedia tries to keep its articles as accurate as possible and if you bring an error to their attention, they will look into it and if they find that the error is genuine, they will correct the article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kojax View Post
    Wiki articles are written by private contributors. If you find an article that you disagree with, you can inform Wikipedia itself of the problem and they will address it.
    Not only that, you can edit the article yourself. Anybody can. Because of this, there are often editing wars that go on between factions of politically charged topics. Many of these kinds of articles just become political screeds and are completely worthless.
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