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Three Principles for Following Social Media Disclosure Laws on Wikipedia

German court finds direct Wiki-editing unlawful

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Gall Pharma, a German nutritional supplements company, was fined €250,000 by the Munich High Regional Court for edits made to Wikipedia, according to the German Wikipedia's newsletter. The company's edits highlighted that their incense products were available in German pharmacies and elaborated on why their competitor's products were not, a contested claim that could influence buying decisons.

Bridging Legal & Marketing Teams on Wikipedia Policy

Today we published a report called "Finding Safety in Ethics" answering the proverbial question between legal and marketing teams: "can we edit our company's Wikipedia page?" The legal department knows that Wikipedia's conflict of interest guideline warns of "real-world consequences," and they've seen the headlines from inappropriate corporate participation on Wikipedia.

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