Alnwick Castle - staterooms

Wikipedia editors’ thoughtful philosophy on information about living people is not a secret; it’s required by the Biographies of living persons (“BLP”) policy. In November 2021, a bestselling fiction author ordered the Foundation to make information about one of their residencies disappear from English Wikipedia. We directed them to volunteer contributors, who considered the request under the BLP policy. The editors decided to make some adjustments, but not to remove the information altogether. Both the home itself, and the author’s purchase of it, had previously attracted headlines. The author reiterated their demand, but we supported the editors’ decision not to transform the article.

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