Wikipedia restricts new users from editing “recession” page

Source: Fox Business

“Wikipedia is changing the editing permissions for users who try to change the page for ‘recession’ following a disagreement over its exact definition. Wikimedia, the company that runs the online encyclopedia, will force new and anonymous users to have their updates reviewed and accepted by an editor before making their changes public on the page. Last week the Commerce Department announced the United States’s economy shrank for a second straight quarter. … the definition of recession [is] two straight quarters of falling gross-domestic-product. The U.S. GDP fell at a 0.9% annualized rate in the second quarter, following a 1.6% decline in the first quarter of 2022. However, the news caused a debate with Wikipedia users who rushed to the page and change the exact definition of the term.” (08/03/22)