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IANAL but I do have family who sued their home's previous owners.
But for people who only can get to wikipedia through their basic cell phone plans
While I agree that there is genuine concern about wikipedia becoming a gatekeeper in general, I don't think it's valid to claim this was the sole source for people to be making college decisions on. Wikipedia Zero has only been around in India for about 2 years. What did they use prior to that to look up information on colleges? Did those other sources of information disappear in those two years? Just because a new, convenient source of information becomes available doesn't mean people should suddenly treat that as the only authority on the subject.
I would also question the article's claim that possibly 15,000 people were affected, since they don't seem to back up that calculation. I bet that is just the college's estimated yearly enrollment multiplied by the number of years the banned account was active.
It was frankly amazing to us how much caloric content is in very small amounts of food. One week my wife had done well and still had weekly points, so we decide to get a slice of Pizza Pizza. Of course the pizza slice had a high point cost, but the shocker was that a single serving of the garlic dipping sauce was almost as many points as the slice itself.
Overall, it worked out for my wife mainly because she enjoyed a variety of raw vegetables and fruits with low calories. Finding low calorie food that you enjoy is probably a significant hurdle for many. It also requires support from those you live with - I personally have a great metabolism and have a terribly high caloric intake which caused many temptations for my wife until I made concessions.
No, I don't think there's a law that will adequately address the issue without harming other freedoms, but letting potentially useful services die off because of random assholes seems too far in the other direction.
If one of these idiots kills himself over the response Curt will have effectively sentenced him to death.
I bet their harassment victims could give them the number for a suicide hotline.