[3] He aussi Indicated That He Had never been employed by the Wikimedia Foundation and Claimed His work is Wikiscanner was “100% noncommercial.” [3] On December 21, 2012, a research group from Fondazione Bruno Kessler  ( it ) released an open-source clone of WikiScanner called WikiWatchdog . [4]

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Wiki-PR editing of Wikipedia

Wiki-PR is a consulting firm That Marketed formerly the Ability to edit Wikipedia by “… Directly edit [ing] your page using our network of Established Wikipedia editors and admin [s].” [4] It was then banned, including all its employees, contractors, and owners, by the Wikipedia community for unethical editing. Despite the ban, the firm still markets (as of January 2017 ) its ability to …

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Orangemoody editing of Wikipedia

On August 31, 2015, 381 sockpuppet accounts on the English Wikipedia were discovered operating a secret paid editing ring. Its participants extorted money from mid-sized businesses who had articles about themselves rejected. Nicknamed “Orangemoody” after the first account uncovered, It was Wikipedia’s biggest conflict-of-interest scandal at the time, [1] conduire the scope of the Wiki-PR editing of Wikipedia incident in qui Approximately 250 sockpuppets were found and …

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The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground is a documentary film about the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and what its creators say is a failure of college administrations to deal with it adequately. Written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering , it premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival . The film was released on February 27, 2015, [2] an edited …

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Freud Communications

Freud Communications is a public relations firm based in London . It was founded in 1985 by Matthew Freud -of the Public Relations dynasty of Edward Bernays -and great-grandson of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud ). The PR firm of Edward Bernays became Britain’s largest independent consumer PR firm. [1] The firm was bought in 1994 by another independent UK agency, Abbott Mead Vickers (AMV), in 1994 for about 10 million pounds …

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Church of Scientology editing on Wikipedia

A series of incidents in 2009 led to Church of Scientology -owned networks being banned from making edits to Wikipedia articles relating to Scientology . The Church of Scientology has long had a controversial history on the Internet , and has initiated campaigns to manipulate material and remove information from the web. From Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Scientology on the website. Disputes Began in earnest in 2005, …

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Bell Pottinger

Bell Pottinger Private (Legally BPP Communications Ltd. , informally Bell Pottinger ) is a British multinational public relationship and marketing company headquartered in London , United Kingdom. It was the largest UK-based public relations consultancy measured by 2010 fee income. [5]

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Conflict-of-interest editing on Wikipedia

Conflict-of-interest (COI) is editing Wikipedia OCCURS When editors use Wikipedia to advance the interests of Their Actual gold external relationships. The type of COI editing of most concern on Wikipedia is publicized for public relations (PR) purposes. [1] Several Wikipedia policies and guidelines exist to combat conflict of interest editing, including Wikipedia: Conflict of interest and Wikipedia: Paid-contribution disclosure . Controversies reported by the media include United States congressional staff editing articles about …

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Wikipedia Review

Wikipedia Review is an Internet forum and blog for the discussion of Wikimedia Foundation projects, In Particular the content and conflicts of Wikipedia . [4] [5] An InformationWeek Grok on Google blog describes Wikipedia as “one of a number of Wikipedia watchdog” websites, “dedicated to scrutinizing Wikipedia and reporting on its flaws”. [6] Wikipedia editors and their influence on Wikipedia. At its peak, participants included current Wikipedia editors, form Wikipedia editors, a few …

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Wikipedia Seigenthaler biography incident

In May 2005, an anonymous editor posted a hoax section in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia about journalist John Seigenthaler . [1] The article falsely stated that Seigenthaler had been a suspect in the assassinations of US President John F. Kennedy and US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy . The then-78-year-old Seigenthaler, a friend and aide to Robert Kennedy, the Wikipedia article about him as “Internet character assassination”. [2]

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United States Congressional staff edits to Wikipedia

Some edits to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia by the United States Congress have created controversy, notably in early to mid-2006. Several Such instances, Such As Those Involving Marty Meehan , Norm Coleman , Conrad Burns , [1] and Joe Biden , received significant media attention. [2] Others, Such As Those Involving Gil Gutknecht , Were Reported goal Widespread received less coverage.

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Universal Edit Button

The Universal Edit Button is a Software That Provides a green pencil icon in the address bar of a web browser That indicates That a web page on the World Wide Web(most Often a wiki ) is editable. It is similar to the orange “broadcast” RSS icon ( ) That indicates That There is a web feed available. Clicking the icon opens the edit window. It was invented by a collaborative team of wiki enthusiasts, including Ward Cunningham , Jack Herrick , …

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Reporting of child pornography images on Wikimedia Commons

On April 7, 2010, Larry Sanger , co-founder of Wikipedia , sent a letter to the FBI stating that Wikimedia Commons was hosting a child pornography under Title 18 of the United States Code . His accusations focused on images in the Lolicon and pedophilia categories, the latter of which contained explicit drawings of sexual acts between adults and children by Martin van Maele (1863-1926). [1]

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Protests against SOPA and PIPA

On January 18, 2012, Coordinated series of protests occurred contre two Proposed laws in the United States Congress -the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). Protests were based on the bills, which were intended to provide more robust responses to copyright infringement (arising outside the United States). , And Internet communities. Protesters also argued that there were insufficient safeguards in …

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National Portrait Gallery and Wikimedia Foundation copyright dispute

In July 2009, lawyers Representing the National Portrait Gallery of London (NPG) feels an email letter warning of possible to Legal Action for Alleged copyright infringement to Derrick Coetzee, an editor / administrator of the free happy multimedia repository Wikimedia Commons , hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation .

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Kidnapping of David Rohde

David Stephenson Rohde , a journalist for The New York Times , and two associates were kidnapped by members of the Taliban in November 2008. Rohde was in Afghanistan doing research for a book. After being held captive for eight months, in June 2009, Rohde and one of his associates escaped and made their way to safety.

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Internet Watch Foundation and Wikipedia

On 5 December 2008, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a British watchdog group , blacklisted happy on the English Wikipedia related to the Scorpions’ 1976 studio album Virgin Killer , due to the presence of ict controversial cover artwork , depicting a young girl posing nude , With a false glass shatter obscuring her genitalia. The image was deemed to be “potentially illegal content” under English law which forbids the possession or …

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Hillsborough Wikipedia posts

On 24 April 2014, Oliver Duggan, in the Liverpool Echo , Reported That users of computers That Used IP addresses registered to the Government Secure Intranet (qui is used by Many of the United Kingdom ‘s government departments ) HAD added derogatory and offensive material to Wikipedia articles, especially the article about the Hillsborough disaster . [1] The vandalism was quickly re-reported by other media, and subsequent reports have highlighted other …

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Gibraltarpedia is a project by the Government of Gibraltar , a British Overseas Territory in the south end of the Iberian Peninsula, to improve coverage of Gibraltar -related topics on Wikipedia. [1] It builds on Monmouthpedia , an earlier project along similar lines linking Wikipedia and the town of Monmouth in South Wales . The Gibraltarpedia project was announced in July 2012 by the Government of Gibraltar.

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George Mason University’s historical hoaxes

Students of George Mason University , as share of Professor T. Mills Kelly’s race – “Lying about the past”, two-have created popular hoaxes : the “Edward Owens hoax,” and the “serial killer Reddit hoax.” It is a goal of the game to create a sweeping internet deception. As Prof. Kelly stated in the course’s syllabus: ​

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History of Wikipedia

Wikipedia Began with icts launch is January 15, 2001, two days after the domain Was registered [2] by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger . Its technological and conceptual underpinnings predate this; the Earliest Known proposal for an online encyclopedia Was Made by Rick Gates in 1993 [3] intended the concept of a free-as-in-freedom online encyclopedia (as distinct from mere open source ) [4] Was Proposed by Richard Stallman in December 2000. [5]

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Deletionpedia is an online archive wiki containing articles deleted from the English Wikipedia . Its Version of Each section includes a header with more information about the deletion Such as whether a speedy deletion occurred, Where the deletion discussions about the item can be found and qui editor deleted the item. The original Deletionpedia operated from February to September 2008. The site was restarted under …

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DBpedia (from “DB” for ” database “) is a project aimed at extracting structured content from the information created in the Wikipedia project. This structured information is made available on the World Wide Web . [2] DBpedia allows users to semantically query relationships and properties of Wikipedia resources, including links to other related datasets . [3] Tim Berners-Lee described DBpedia as one of the most famous parts of the decentralized Linked Data effort. [4]

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Crnogorska Enciklopedija

Crnogorska Enciklopedija (English: Montenegrin Encyclopedia, formerly Montenegrin ) was an internet encyclopedia project written in Montenegrin , which existed from 2006 to 2008. It was started by the IT Association of Montenegro in 2006 For a future Montenegrin Wikipedia . As of late 2008, it is nonfunctional. It used the MediaWiki software, running at version 1.6.8, and did not carry advertising.

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List of Wikipedia controversies

Since the launch of Wikipedia in January 2001, a number of controversies have occurred. Wikipedia’s open nature in qui anyone can edit MOST items, Has led to various Concerns, Such As the quality of writing, the amount of vandalism , and the accuracy of information on the project. The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) is a Wikimedia-basedorganization . Common subjects of coverage include Articles Containing false information, public …

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Chicago Options Associates

Chicago Options Associates (COA) is a finance company in Chicago , Illinois which specializes in trading options and futures contracts . It was founded in 1987 by Oliver RW Pergams and Michael E. Davis . In 1994 Davis was a chief executive officer , hiring then-graduate student Jimmy Wales as research director; Wales served in this position until 1998.

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