27 August, 2007

wiki editing

What kind of vandalism and disinformation have you found?
Without naming any names, I've found three common kinds of vandalism.

1. Wholesale removal of entire paragraphs of critical information. (common for both political figures and corporations)
2. White-washing -- replacing negative/neutral adjectives with positive adjectives that mean something similar. (common for political figures)
3. Adding negative information to a competitor's page. (common for corporations)




Wikipedia is neither accurate nor unbiased.

To use it as a reference source is unscholarly.

At best it could be used as source of links to further information or, as in this case, as an indicator of internet activity.

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