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NYPD Caught Airbrushing Wikipedia Article About Eric Garner

Did Eric Garner have his “face” shoved to the ground, or his “head”? Which sounds better?

March 13, 2015

Watch Out Hill Staffers, @congressedits Is Tweeting All Of Your Wikipedia Edits

Congressional staffers can no longer edit Wikipedia pages in their spare time at work without their changes being tweeted to the world. A new Twitter bot, @congressedits, tracks all anonymous edits to Wikipedia made from congressional IP addresses. So far, the bot has tweeted 97 times and has over 21,000 followers. Web developer Ed Summers was inspired […]

July 21, 2014

Adrianne Wadewitz, Scholar Who Helped Diversify Wikipedia, Dies At 37

By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” But Wadewitz eventually came out as a Wikipedian, the term the […]

April 24, 2014

James O’Keefe Blames Shadowy Forces for Wikipedia Mistakes

Conservative propagandist James O’Keefe thinks that liberal billionaire George Soros edited his Wikipedia page to include a common misconception about his criminal record. In an interview with The Awl yesterday, O’Keefe claimed that the only reason people think he’s a criminal is “because they read Wikipedia,” which is “edited by George Soros, who edits out […]

June 29, 2011