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“Nobody’s Safe In Cyberspace”: Stalking And Wikipedia
The article, “Nobody’s Safe in Cyberspace,” by Wikipedia editor and photographer David Shankbone, details a personal ordeal he experienced with an online stalker. It’s a horrible story that involves intimidation and threats of violence. But as Shankbone writes, there’s little recourse available to the one who is stalked and harassed online. And there are challenges in prosecuting people in the gray area of “internet speech.” It’s a problem that needs a thoughtful and measured response, not only from Wikipedia, but from online publishers and the legal community as well.