Submissions/Wikipedia and It's Impact on Hollywood

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After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 1127
Title of the submission
Wikipedia and It's Impact on Hollywood
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Karen Pfeiffer (Colliehaven)
E-mail address

Country of origin
United States
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Weatherwax Collies (Lassie)
Personal homepage or blog
Facebook - Lassie and Company
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
I would like to discuss the positive and negative impact that Wikipedia has on the Hollywood scene. There are many examples where Wikipedia has positively helped the images of Hollywood stars, and there are also many negative examples where Wikipedia has hurt a star, either living or dead. I am determined that the facts that are presented on Wikipedia need to be thoroughly researched and verified, because of the damage or the good that it can do to a Hollywood star, either past, or currently in the making. One example would be the world's most famous canine star, Lassie. There is one contributor on Wikipedia that has a very biased history of Lassie and has posted very damaging remarks on Wikipedia about Lassie and his owner/trainer. That should not be allowed and there should be blocks in place to stop the damage of slanderous remarks. Many contributors on Wikipedia do not thoroughly research or know their subject, and post unsubstantiated remarks. There needs to be a system of checks and balances that stops this kind of misuse of information from happening.
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Not sure
Slides or further information (optional)
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