The State Court of Berlin has ordered the German-language Wikipedia to remove claims linking CS prof Alex Waibel to US intelligence. "Whether the claims were justified or not was not taken into account by the court" — instead it seems the court disagrees with Wikipedia's policy of repeating claims from published sources, and insists that potentially-harmful claims can only be published by people who have researched them directly.

https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Urteil-gegen-Wikipedia-Keine-rufschaedigende-Kritik-ohne-Recherche-4209610.html (in German), via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2018-12-01/In_the_media
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