|This page documents a Wikipedia policy with legal considerations. This page is also a Wikimedia Foundation policy, established by Jimmy Wales and endorsed by the Foundation as necessary for the operation of the sites under its jurisdiction.|
|This page in a nutshell: Delete libelous (defamatory) material when it has been identified.|
|Look up libel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|
The goal of Wikipedia is to create an encyclopedic information source adhering to a neutral point of view, with referenced information through the citation of reliable published sources, so as to maintain a standard of verifiability.
If you believe that you are the subject of a libelous statement on Wikipedia, please:
It should be removed, aggressively, unless it can be sourced. This is true of all information, but it is particularly true of negative information about living persons.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)