Wikipedia, the free internet encyclopedia, plans to ask contributors claiming prestigious credentials to identify themselves. This comes after an editor’s credentials were called into question.
Twenty-four-year-old Ryan Jordan claimed to be a professor of theology but he is actually a dropout from Centre College and Lexington Community College.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said contributors can still remain anonymous but he said they will only be allowed to cite some professional expertise in a subject if their credentials have been verified.
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