Fox News effect: Wikimedia deleting sexually explicit images

Company will dispense with all images from adult entertainment sites and their award shows.

Wikimedia, the parent company of the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is deleting thousands of sexually explicit images from its websites following an exposé by Fox News.

An exposé by Fox News recently revealed the presence of sexually explicit photos - easily available even to school children - spread all over Wikipedia. The news channel demanded Wikimedia remove all pornographic content immediately.

Fox News also asked companies such as Google, Microsoft Bing, Yahoo!, Best Buy and Craigslist Foundation that donated to Wikimedia Foundation if they were aware of the sexually explicit content available on the site.