Wikipedia bills itself as the “online encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” Anyone with an internet connection can create a Wikipedia account and change any entry in Wikipedia. In fact, Wikipedia warns readers that:
|“||[t]he content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields.||”|
Thus, it is entirely possible for a party in litigation to alter a Wikipedia article, print the article, and thereafter offer it in court in support of any given position. Such a malleable source of information is inherently unreliable, and clearly not one “whose accuracy cannot be reasonably questioned.”
- ↑ Wikipedia Main Page.
- ↑ Wikipedia Disclaimer Page.
- ↑ Palisades Collection, LCC v. Graubard, 2009 WL 1025176, at *3 (N.J. Super. A.D. Apr. 19, 2009).