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Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Wikinews investigates Wikipedia usage by U.S. Senate staff members - Wikinews

Wikinews investigates Wikipedia usage by U.S. Senate staff members - Wikinews

Wikinews reporters are claiming that Congressional staff has been modifying Wikipedia for their own propaganda purposes. It was only a matter of time until something like this happened: as Wikipedia becomes more influential, it will draw more attention from PR offices of all types. The big question is whether Wikipedia can remain open and democratic in the fact of the inevitable onslaught by the powers-that-be. Two factors make me hope that it can survive: first, the Wikipedia culture has a strong bias against deleting information unless it has been clearly proven to be wrong, meaning that once incriminating information makes it into Wikipedia it is likely to stay; otherwise, there may be enough competition among powerful groups (Repubs vs. Dems, Exxon vs. Shell, etc) that their activities will balance each other out.

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