MSNBC reports that the Los Angeles Times was forced to suspend their “Wikitorial” experiment after only three days. It seems that inviting users to edit the paper’s editorials resulted in a flood of foul language and pornography.
The paper had posted on its Web site Friday an editorial urging a better-defined plan to withdraw troops from Iraq. Readers were invited to add their thoughts. Dozens did, with some adding hyperlinks and others adding opposing views.
But the number of “inappropriate” posts soon began to overwhelm the editors’ ability to monitor the site. On Sunday, editors decided to remove the feature.
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