So, just who actually does write Wikipedia?

Who dunnit?

Wikipedia and the art of censorship

“The chance to rewrite history in flattering and uncritical terms has proved too much of a temptation for scores of multinational companies, political parties and well-known organisations across the world.”

It’s obvious, but apparently, the skulduggery is more extensive than we knew:

Now a website designed to monitor editorial changes made on Wikipedia has found thousands of self-serving edits and traced them to their original source. It has turned out to be hugely embarrassing for armies of political spin doctors and corproate revisionists who believed their censorial interventions had gone unnoticed.

Read more at The Independent Sci_Tech Saturday 18 Aug
And of course, there’s the awful confession from newswireless.net Editor, Guy Kewney:

I myself felt obliged to edit my own Wiki entry at one point, so I sort of sympathise. But VirgilGriffith and his WikiScanner caused quite a bit of excitement by showing that some of the entries in the volunteer-encyclopaedia can be directly traced to the PCs used to create them.

Tsk.

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