Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday September 19, 2012

Paid PR Scandal Erupts At Wikipedia

Raise your hand if you didn't see this coming. To be honest, the most shocking part of this story is that stuff like this hasn't happened more often. eek!

Concerned Wikipedians raised the alarm Monday that two trusted men -- one a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation UK, the other a respected Wikipedian In Residence -- are allegedly editing Wikipedia pages and facilitating front-page placement for their pay-for-play, publicity-seeking clients. Jimmy Wales is not pleased.