Online Encyclopedia Editor found to have False Credentials and Kentucky Ties

A volunteer editor for the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia has resigned after his credentials were found to be fictitious.

Ryan Jordan, 24, had touted himself as a professor with doctorates in theology and canon law, but it turns out he's a dropout from Centre College in Danville, and Lexington Community College.

Jordan had written or edited about 16,000 entries. He resigned from the post Monday, March 5, 2007.

Wikipedia said no questions have been raised about the accuracy of his work. Critics of Wikipedia said the deception was fitting, given the site's history of errors that include reporting that the prime minister of Norway was a pedophile.


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