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Experts Weigh in on Ron Livingston Gay Suit


Experts are weighing in on Sex and the City actor Ron Livingston's lawsuit against Wikipedia and Facebook seeking to uncover a "John Doe" who keeps making false claims the actors is gay.

Livingston filed suit in Los Angeles superior court December 4 seeking to uncover the identity of a person who keeps changing his Wikipedia profile to say that he is gay and even set up a fake Facebook profile thay states he is in a gay relationship. His case is dissected in an article on The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog.

Reads the article: "According to Andrew Lih, author of The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World's Greatest Encyclopedia (Hyperion), inaccuracy or vandalism problems are difficult to stop for people who are 'notable but not extremely famous,' a category Livingston, best known for his roles in Office Space and Sex and the City, falls into. Lih, a registered Wikipedia editor and one of 1,000 administrators who oversee the site [his wife is also a reporter for the Journal], said Madonna's Wikipedia page may have dozens of people watching out for abuse, whereas someone like Livingston rarely receives that kind of attention."

Read the full article here.

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