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How can one react against wrongful Wikipedia articles?Are you annoyed by an article about yourself or an institution or organisation which you are responsible for? PR strategists, cyber-warriors and lobbyists have long since discovered Wikipedia. Spreading positive PR is the one side. But even worse is running smear campaigns against competitors and opponents on Wikipedia. Often people concerned are not aware of this - or react too late. How can one respond if a Wikipedia Article is obviously intended to discredit an person, institution or organisation and damage their reputation? Wiki-Watch provides information for those affected, which you will find in our FAQ section. << Request general Wiki-Watch help here >>
What you definitively should not do:Don't edit an article concerning yourself - this violates the Wikipedia rules in most cases.
What you might do:
Less promising...is taking legal measures against national Non-Profit-Organisations promoting Wikipedia in certain countries without being the responsible operator of the platform.
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