Spinning Wikipedia

Spinning Wikipedia | Center for Media and Democracy

Wikipedia
“Editing
your own entry on Wikipedia is usually the province of vain celebrities
keen for some good PR,” writes Bobbie Johnson. “But a new website has
uncovered dozens of companies that have been editing the site in order
to improve their public image. The Wikipedia Scanner,
which trawls the backwaters of the popular online encyclopaedia, has
unearthed a catalogue of organisations massaging entries, including the
CIA and the Labour party. … But the biggest culprit that the Scanner claims to have discovered is Diebold, a supplier of e-voting
machines, which it says has made huge alterations to entries about its
involvement in the controversial ‘hanging chad’ election in the US in
2000.”

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