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August 24th, 2007, 09:49 PM #1Student made program to track Wikipedia editors
Thought this was interesting and I would share...
One American student sent major corporations, governments and even the Vatican on the defensive after coming up with Wikipedia Scanner, a software program that reveals who changed Wikipedia entries.
As soon as the software was launched on the internet, chaos erupted.
Among many revelations, Wikipedia Scanner reported that:
-Microsoft tried to cover up the XBOX 360 failure rate
-Apple edit Microsoft entries, adding more negative comments about its rival
-Bill Gates revenge? Microsoft edits Apple entries, adding more negative comments about its rival
-The Vatican edits Irish Catholic politician Gerry Adams page
-In the 9/11 Wikipedia article, the NRA added that “Iraq was involved in 9/11”
-Exxon Mobil edits spillages and eco-system destruction from oil spillages article
-FBI edits Guantanamo Bay, removing numerous pictures
-Oil company ChevronTexaco removes informative biodiesel article and deletes a paragraph regarding fines against the company
-Scientology removes criticism and negatives article from Scientology page
-Al Jazeera TV station adds that the foundation of Iraq was just as bad as the Holocaust
-Amnesty International removes negative comments
-Dell Computers deletes negative comments on customer services and removes a passage how the company outsources work to third world countries
Full Story Here.........~Michelle
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August 24th, 2007, 11:02 PM #2
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August 24th, 2007, 11:59 PM #3
If all that is really true, then I love it. Just like the X-Files: The truth is out there!Rick M.
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August 25th, 2007, 07:59 AM #4
The affiliate marketing related pages have -way- too much spam on them.Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.
August 25th, 2007, 08:56 AM #5
I decide when the pigs fly!
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August 25th, 2007, 05:25 PM #6
Just because the companies goverment edited those post, can you really say what was edited was true or not?
A lot of stuff on wikipedia is exagerated, false, misleading etc. A company should beable to edit false information and wikipedia should make sure the information is right.
I see a lot of wikipedia entries source blogs etc as the source of information but a lot of time that information source is wrong.
For example Microsoft got caught correcting information and were blasted for it.
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