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  • WikiLeaks Publishes Intelligence Firm’s E-Mails [Stratfor]

    02/27/2012 7:07:46 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    <p>WikiLeaks said Monday that it had begun to expose e-mail correspondence from the global geopolitical analysis firm known as Stratfor, detailing the company’s work for clients.</p> <p>WikiLeaks did not disclose how it had obtained the e-mails, but Stratfor acknowledged in December that its data servers had been breached by a group of hackers known as Anonymous. The loose-knit group publicly supports WikiLeaks.</p>
  • Wiki Wars: In battle to define beliefs, Mormons and foes wage battle on Wikipedia

    01/30/2011 7:56:56 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 81 replies
    Deseret News ^ | January 30, 2011 | Michael De Groote
    ................... Nicholson learned that if people have questions about the LDS Church and its founder Joseph Smith Jr., they will often turn to Wikipedia for answers first — and trust what they read. Even if they use the search website Google.com, Wikipedia's articles are invariably one of the first listed responses to almost any query.-SNIPMost people don't really understand that they can change anything they want on Wikipedia. All they have to do is click on the "edit" tab on any page. -SNIP-Two main factions battle for control of Mormon articles on Wikipedia. On one side are Mormons who want...
  • Wikileaks "sells secret information" - report: Co-founder blows whistle on "criminal outfit"

    12/06/2010 1:23:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Tech Eye ^ | December 6, 2010 | Nick Farrell in Rome
    Whistleblowing outfit Wikileaks has been flogging secret information which it has been collecting to make cash on the side. According to a co-founder, who left the organisation, John Young, Wikileaks has a lucrative sideline flogging intelligence information the site had obtained. Young said he left the site in 2007 because he was worried by the fact that the outfit was mismanaging its funds and that Wikileaks was engaged in the selling of documents. Speaking to WND senior reporter Aaron Klein on his radio program on New York's WABC Radio Young claimed that Wikileaks was a money-making operation and follows the...
  • Sarah Palin Under Cyber-Attack from Wikileaks

    12/09/2010 9:07:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Exclusive: Sarah Palin Under Cyber-Attack from Wikileaks Supporters in 'Operation Payback'* December 08, 2010 5:12 PM Political Punch Power, pop, and probings from ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper The website and personal credit card information of former Gov. Sarah Palin were cyber-attacked today by Wikileaks supporters, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate tells ABC News in an email.
  • Is Drudge Under Wiki Attack? (Vanity)

    12/08/2010 6:45:08 PM PST · by caper gal 1 · 24 replies
    Vanity | Dec. 8, 2010 | capergal1
    I haven't been able to connect to Drudge Report for a while - any info on whether the site is under Wiki attack with all his focus on them?
  • What’s Really Wrong with WikiLeaks - Theodore Dalrymple

    12/02/2010 5:18:03 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 23 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12.02.10 | Theodore Dalrymple
    We hardly needed WikiLeaks to tell us, among many other things, that Nicolas Sarkozy, the president of France, is a vulgar man with authoritarian inclinations, or that Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, is interested in sex. It isn’t even particularly reassuring to have our judgments confirmed for us by American diplomatic messages, for if they had said anything different we shouldn’t have believed them in any case. After the first slight frisson of pleasure at the discomfiture of powerful people and those in authority has worn off, a pleasure akin to that of seeing a pompously dignified man slip...
  • Wiki Leaks;Roosting Chickens

    12/02/2010 9:52:14 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | Dec 2 2010 | Bill Randles
    “Be not decieved, God is not mocked for as a man soweth so shall He also reap…” Galatians 6:7The Wiki Leaks scandal, in which hundreds of thousands of top-secret diplomatic documents have been hacked and published on the internet, is a direct outcome of several negative trends in American and western society, To quote one of Obama’s favorite preachers, “America’s chickens have come home to roost!”. What possible reason could there be for anyone to side with the barbaric Taliban, against the forces of civilisation ? The Taliban, for whom a soccer stadium is an ideal venue for beating and...
  • An appeal from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

    12/02/2010 12:35:43 AM PST · by piytar · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Wikipedia ^ | unknown | Jimmy Wales
    Each year at this time, we reach out to ask you and others all across the Wikimedia community to help sustain our joint enterprise with a modest donation of $20, $35, $50 or more. If you value Wikipedia as a source of information – and a source of inspiration – I hope you’ll choose to act right now.
  • Wikileaks Cables Reveal China 'Ready to Abandon North Korea'

    11/29/2010 5:05:10 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/29/2010 | Guardian
    The leaked North Korea dispatches detail how: • South Korea's vice-foreign minister said he was told by two named senior Chinese officials that they believed Korea should be reunified under Seoul's control, and that this view was gaining ground with the leadership in Beijing. • China's vice-foreign minister told US officials that Pyongyang was behaving like a "spoiled child" to get Washington's attention in April 2009 by carrying out missile tests. • A Chinese ambassador warned that North Korean nuclear activity was "a threat to the whole world's security". • Chinese officials assessed that it could cope with an influx...
  • WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem

    11/29/2010 2:51:37 PM PST · by ncfool · 36 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | Monday, November 29, 2010 | Josh Rogin
    On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was "shocked" by what he saw on a visit to Gaza. Kerry discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a visit to Qatar during separate meetings with Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, as revealed by the disclosure of diplomatic cables by the website...
  • WikiLeaked: John Kerry calls for Israel to cede Golan Heights and East Jerusalem

    11/29/2010 2:55:08 PM PST · by SanFranDan · 11 replies
    foreignpolicy.com via Drudge ^ | 11/29/10 | Josh Rogin
    On a February trip to the Middle East, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry (D-MA) told Qatari leaders that the Golan Heights should be returned to Syria, that a Palestinian capital should be established in East Jerusalem as part of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and that he was "shocked" by what he saw on a visit to Gaza. Kerry discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a visit to Qatar during separate meetings with Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa, as revealed by the disclosure of diplomatic cables by the website...
  • WikiLeaks: Russians smell anti-Obama conspiracy

    11/29/2010 2:55:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | November 29, 2010 | Fred Weir
    In Russia, the motherland of conspiracy theories, almost no one believes that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are free agents acting on a desire to crack official secrecy and broaden the horizons of public awareness. Although the more than a quarter-million secret US diplomatic cables spilled into cyberspace by WikiLeaks on Sunday include just 3,337 reports prepared by the US Embassy in Moscow, many Russians are already viewing it as part of a plot by American hardliners to discredit President Obama and, perhaps, to undermine his fragile efforts to “reset” US-Russia relations. .... “I have no doubt that this was a...
  • WikiLeaks: Ayatollah Khameni has terminal cancer

    11/29/2010 3:07:40 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov. 29, 2010 | Damien McElroy
    Iran's Supreme Leader has terminal cancer and could die within months US officials were told by a well-placed Iranian informant, diplomatic cables show. Ayatollah Khamenei, the chief religious leader of Iran, who holds the final word in state affairs is a hardliner well-known to be hostile to America. Details of the health and lifestyle of the 71-year old are shrouded in secrecy. Any credible information that he was dying would fundamentally change the diplomatic stakes in negotiations between Tehran and its Western adversaries. The US consulate in Istanbul reported in August, 2009 that a businessman close to Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani,...
  • Media Ignore Gay Source for WikiLeaks

    11/29/2010 12:58:05 PM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 24 replies · 4+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 11/29/2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    As the Senate returns to Washington to debate such matters as the Pentagon’s homosexual exclusion policy, major media coverage of the disclosure of thousands of sensitive U.S. Government cables by WikiLeaks has curiously and conveniently ignored the homosexual orientation and anti-American motivation of the alleged leaker, Pfc. Bradley Manning, now in prison ...
  • Rep. King urges U.S. to take action against WikiLeaks

    11/28/2010 9:15:39 PM PST · by CaptainK · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Newsday ^ | 11/28/2010 | TOM BRUNE
    After WikiLeaks' unauthorized release of a quarter of a million State Department documents Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) called for the Swedish website to be designated a "foreign terrorist organization" and its founder Julian Assange to be charged as a spy. "WikiLeaks presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States," he wrote Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. "I strongly urge you to work within the administration to use every offensive capability of the U.S. government to prevent further damaging releases by WikiLeaks," said King in the letter he made public Sunday.
  • How 250,000 US embassy cables were leaked

    11/28/2010 5:07:33 PM PST · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 131 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 11/28/2010 | David Leigh
    An innocuous-looking memory stick, no longer than a couple of fingernails, came into the hands of a Guardian reporter earlier this year. The device is so small it will hang easily on a keyring. But its contents will send shockwaves through the world's chancelleries and deliver what one official described as "an epic blow" to US diplomacy. ... The US military believes it knows where the leak originated. A soldier, Bradley Manning, 22, has been held in solitary confinement for the last seven months and is facing a court martial in the new year. The former intelligence analyst is charged...
  • LOL biased Wikipedia is asking for your MONEY

    11/18/2010 7:42:21 PM PST · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    I visited wikipedia (my bad) for two items (I learned to sip and to be SELECTIVE in the "info" that libs. and PaidIslamoActivists insert there) I got this popup. http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/WMFJA010/en/US?utm_medium=sitenotice&utm_campaign=20101117BT01&utm_source=2010_JA1_Banner5_US&country_code=US - A message from wikipedia's founder asking for donations. --- On wiki bias see: http://conservapedia.com/Examples_of_Bias_in_Wikipedia Also: http://WikiBias.com, http://backspin.typepad.com/backspin/2009/05/is-wikipedia-biased-against-israel.html and http://wikipediaisbiased.wordpress.com among others)
  • Wikileaks founder Assange faces international arrest warrant over Swedish rape claims

    11/18/2010 5:31:37 AM PST · by heiss · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov 18. 2010 | Staff
    If the court granted the request, Swedish authorities would issue an international arrest warrant for Mr Assange, who allegedly assaulted two women last summer. “I request the District Court of Stockholm to detain Mr Assange in his absence, suspected of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion,” Marianne Ny, the Swedish director of prosecutions, said in a statement in English. “The reason for my request is that we need to interrogate him. So far, we have not been able to meet with him to accomplish the interrogations.”
  • Wiki Leaks Exposes Iranian-Islamic High-Tech Jihad Suicide Vest

    10/26/2010 9:23:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 10/25/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The latest Wiki Leaks exposure on the war in Iraq reveals Islamic Jihad and Iran teamed up for deploying a camera-operated suicide vest that can cause maximum deaths and be detonated by remote control. Wiki Leaks, which has no connection with Wikimedia, has been charged by American officials of risking the lives of soldiers in Iraq by exposing the documents dealing with war operations. The leaked material outlines American charges of Iranian backing for anti-Iraqi government terrorist militias. Intelligence information reveals the connection between Iran and the Islamic Jihad, a major competitor to Hamas in Gaza. Cooperation between Islamic Jihad,...
  • Obama spent his career in the professional left, never doing a normal day’s work in his life.

    08/23/2010 5:43:08 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 18 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | 23 Aug, '10 | Richard Fernandez
    It would seem that Robert Gibbs broke the first rule of the Professional Left, which is, you do not talk about the Professional Left. Well what is this secret thing? It’s a network of people who have are gainfully employed in negotiating, finding funding for and advancing the Leftist agenda. It’s not just a cause, it’s a job. “There is a class of people with radical leftist views who have made it their job – with the help of abundant grants, foundations, and trusts – to carry out propaganda campaigns, indoctrinate, subvert, and plant the seeds of the leftist worldview...
  • Pirate Bay and Wikileaks Join Forces (Swedes Helping Wikileaks Leak Classified Docs)

    08/06/2010 9:27:08 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/7/2010 | Fox News
    SOLNA, Sweden -- A Swedish Internet company linked to file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay says it's helping online whistle-blower WikiLeaks release classified documents from servers located in a Stockholm suburb. Mikael Viborg, the owner of the Web hosting company PRQ, on Friday showed The Associated Press the site -- the basement of a drab office building -- in Solna on the condition that the exact location was not revealed.
  • Wiki Espionage

    08/05/2010 8:33:39 AM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 12 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | Aug 5th, 2010 | Tony Blankley
    “Wiki” is a cute Hawaiian word for “quick” — borrowed by Ward Cunningham, creator of the first Internet wiki — from the name of a fast little interterminal shuttle at Honolulu International Airport. But cute and innocent as the word may sound, when attached to damaging wartime leaks by WikiLeaks operator Julian Assange, its cuteness should not protect Mr. Assange from being prosecuted and possibly executed by the U.S. government for wartime espionage. Title 18 U.S. Code, Section 794, Paragraph (b) reads: Whoever, in time of war, with intent that the same shall be communicated to the enemy, collects, records,...
  • Wikipedia Distributing Child Porn, Co-Founder Tells FBI

    04/28/2010 9:50:13 AM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 12 replies · 781+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 28, 2010 | Jana Winter
    The parent company of Wikipedia is knowingly distributing child pornography, the co-founder of the online encyclopedia says, and he's imploring the FBI to investigate. Larry Sanger, who left Wikipedia in 2002, said Wikimedia Commons, the parent company of Wiki products including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikinews and Wikiquote, is rife with renderings of children performing sexual acts. Sanger sent a letter to the FBI earlier this month outlining his concerns and identifying two specific Wikimedia Commons categories he believes violate federal obscenity law. The first category, entitled “Pedophilia,” contains 25-30 explicit and detailed drawings of children performing sexual acts. The category was...
  • WIKI DECEPTION: Iraq "Collateral Murder" Video Rebuttal: Scenes WikiLeaks Edited Out!!

    04/09/2010 11:16:42 AM PDT · by TOneocon · 23 replies · 1,310+ views
    LiveLeak (Taking lessons from NYT) ^ | April 09, 2010 | Stopcyberterror
    This video contains footage NOT SEEN in wikileaks 17 minute version. IF YOU WANT CONTEXT WATCH THIS ONE.
  • Lawrence Solomon: Climategate at Wikipedia (Wiki is a liar)

    12/27/2009 1:26:17 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 5 replies · 758+ views
    Financial Post ^ | 12/23/09 | Lawrencwe Solomon
    Since my Saturday column described how Wikipedia editors have been feverishly rewriting climate history over much of the decade, fair-minded Wikipedians have been doing their best to correct the record. No sooner than they remove gross distortions, however, than the distortions are replaced. William Connolley, a Climategate member and Wikipedia’s chief climate change propagandist, remains as active as ever. How does Wikipedia work and how does Connolley and his co-conspirators exercise control? Take Wikipedia’s page for Medieval Warm Period, as an example. In the three days following my column’s appearance, this page alone was changed some 50 times in battles...
  • Wiki: 43 Executive Orders Written By Barack Obama, So Far(BARF)

    12/18/2009 3:13:01 PM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 4 replies · 633+ views
    Wikisource.org ^ | Wikispurce
    Executive Order 13511 Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Executive Order, the functions of the ... BARACK OBAMA THE WHITE HOUSE,September 29, 2009. Notes ... 6 KB (587 words) - 13:27, 9 October 2009 Executive Order 13512 Executive Order 13390 of November 1, 2005, as amended, is further ... BARACK OBAMA THE WHITE HOUSE,September 29, 2009. Executive orders of Barack Obama ... 1 KB (163 words) - 13:28, 9 October 2009 Executive Order 13504 Executive Order 13390 of November 1, 2005, as amended, is further amended by ... BARACK OBAMA THE WHITE HOUSE,February 20, 2009. ... 1 KB (170 words)...
  • Is Twitter a tweet tool for the useful idiots of the left?

    03/06/2009 11:21:13 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 107 replies · 2,114+ views
    Just heard Rush mention that Twitter is a tool of the left. Obama & Co use it to "tweet" their millions of members with instant messages (propaganda). Don't know if this is true or not, but would be interesting to find out. Same goes for Facebook. Heard it was a leftist tool. And we already know Wiki is. Looks like the left is invading the Net. Prepare to repel boarders to starboard!
  • My Wiki, Myself (The bizarre manner in which my Wikipedia entry about myself evolves).

    02/07/2009 9:20:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,316+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb 7,2009 | Michael S. Malone
    Several years ago, I embarked on a social experiment - and it has already taught me much about the Web, the eccentricities of social networks, and about the likelihood of my own historic legacy. And it’s all come from Wikipedia. I’ve followed the social encyclopedia almost from the beginning. And, in fact, early on I wrote one of these columns in support of the value of Wikipedia in the face of claims about its trustworthiness from the likes of Encyclopedia Britannica. What I said at the time was that at least you could see Wikipedia’s biases, and there were transparent...
  • Wikipedia Raises $6.2 Million From Users: Pledge Drive Success

    01/02/2009 12:51:51 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 13 replies · 622+ views
    Silicon Alley Insider ^ | 01/02/2008 | Eric Krangel
    Despite the grim economy, Wikipedia will still be with us in 2009, or at least through the end of June. The Wikimedia Foundation today announced it hit its goal of raising $6 million in donations, which is enough to keep Wikipedia running and its 23 staffers paid through June 30, 2009. Call it the "PBS" model: Wikipedia shuns commercial advertisements, but when it needs money, it runs "appeals" for donations in the form of banner ads. Could Wikipedia tote bags be far behind?
  • 'Israel VS Genocide' - wikipedia biased Islamists-appeasers don't like the truth seek to delete it

    12/28/2008 4:44:42 PM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 780+ views
    Jump to: navigation, search Israel VS Islamo Arab campaign of Genocide.Israel has always faced Arab genocide, To fully understand current conflicts in the Middle East, history must be reminded [1]CLEAR GOAL OF GENOCIDE CAMPAIGN SINCE THE 1920s Contents 1 1920s2 19673 Current 3.1 Palestinian Arabs3.2 Hezbollah3.3 Ahmadinejad 1920s The Hebron Massacre of 1929, Thousands of Arabs descended from Har Hebron, shouting "Kill the Jews!" in Arabic [2]This was not the first mass racist attack by Arabs against unarmed civilian Jews in British Mandate ‘Palestine,’ nor would it be the last attempted extermination. [3].The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, the Mufti and Hitler, Nazism...
  • McCain camp dismisses plagiarism rap

    08/13/2008 10:15:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 147+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-08-12 | Jonathan Martin
    John McCain's campaign is denying a suggestion made yesterday that the candidate's lengthy response yesterday to the crisis in Georgia was lifted in part from Wikipedia. "We did not copy Wikipedia in Sen. McCain’s remarks," said spokesman Brian Rogers. Three portions of the GOP nominee's statement yesterday were seized upon by an editor for the online encyclopedia and sent to blogger Taegan Goddard with the claim that the words seemed to match the Wiki entry for Georgia.
  • Jilted lover uses eBay to hit back at Wikipedia guru

    03/03/2008 6:37:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 56 replies · 362+ views
    Times of London ^ | 03/03/08 | Philippe Naughton
    March 3, 2008 Jilted lover uses eBay to hit back at Wikipedia guru After being dumped by Jimmy Wales on his own website, Rachel Marsden put his clothes up for auction on eBay Philippe Naughton As of midday today, $102.50 could buy you a little piece of internet history: the T-shirt that Jimmy Wales was wearing when he met Rachel Marsden for what he insists was their one and only night of passion. There's nothing special about the T-shirt, except for a couple of stubborn stains that even Tide extra-strength could not remove. But it's not every day that a...
  • Cuba Page of Wikipedia

    01/29/2008 1:23:50 PM PST · by El Jigue · 31 replies · 433+ views
    El Jigue
    Once again the Cuba page of Wikipedia is under complete control of the left. Unfavored input has been blocked For over a month now the page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuba which had become far closer to reality has been turned around and now the former pro-Castro bias is being slowly restored ... It seems significant since many undergraduates take their information from Wikipedia that a general note of caution be inserted thank you for your time and attention El Jigue
  • Fact or Fiction? (The Economist slams Wikipedia)

    03/23/2007 2:21:06 PM PDT · by lqclamar · 14 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Economist ^ | 3/10/07
    Essjay (or Ryan Jordan in real life), got away with his pretence because Wikipedians jealously preserve their anonymity. With most entries, anyone can edit without even logging in; or they can create an entirely fictitious online identity before doing so. The effect is rather like an online role-playing game. Indeed, it is easy to imagine some sad fellow spending the morning pretending to be a polyglot professor on Wikipedia, and then becoming a buxom red-head on “Second Life”, a virtual online world, in the afternoon. That anonymity creates a phoney equality, which puts cranks and experts on the same footing....
  • The fight on WikiPedia's PC on deleting page of (Islamists') 'Convert or Die' (Islamic Inquisition)

    03/13/2007 1:07:47 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 290+ views
    The fighthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2007_March_13#.5B.5BWikipedia:Deletion_review.2FLog.2F2007_March_13.7C13_March_2007.5D.5D The Article 'deleted' (so far) As a slogan short cut used by those in the west that take seriously Islamists actions and words as such of forcing to convert non Muslims or face death.In the global war on terror, the phenomenon of forced conversion, Islamization goal by Jihadists, is a fundamental part, just as bin Laden wants to restore an Islamic caliphate[1], as well as radical Islamists as a whole, their ultimate goal of is not to secure westerners' withdrawal from Afghanistan or Iraq, or even only to destroy Israel, but to reestablish the caliphate and the rule...
  • Wikipedia hit by identity crisis as student admits posing as professor

    03/06/2007 6:45:19 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 35 replies · 692+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 06 March 2007 | Stephen Foley
    Wikipedia is facing one of its biggest crises after a twentysomething student from Kentucky posed as a professor of religious studies and made more than 20,000 alterations to controversial topics on the online encyclopedia. Using the pseudonym "Essjay", the bogus professor had become one of Wikipedia's most prolific "editors", trusted to adjudicate on factual disputes and keep the site free from vandalism. He had even featured in an article in the New Yorker, which took his claims to be an expert in canon law at face value. Now he has been unmasked as Ryan Jordan, a 24-year-old who had created...
  • Contributer to Wikipedia has Fictional Side (wikipedia fraud)

    03/04/2007 10:00:30 PM PST · by lqclamar · 60 replies · 3,445+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/5/07 | Noam Cohen
    Under the name Essjay, the contributor edited thousands of Wikipedia articles and was once one of the few people with the authority to deal with vandalism and to arbitrate disputes between authors. To the Wikipedia world, Essjay was a tenured professor of religion at a private university with expertise in canon law, according to his user profile. But in fact, Essjay is a 24-year-old named Ryan Jordan, who attended a number of colleges in Kentucky and lives outside Louisville.
  • A New Kid On The Wiki Block

    10/18/2006 7:22:33 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 5 replies · 313+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10.18.06 | Parmy Olson
    London - While Wikipedia, a veritable online depository of human knowledge, has proven to be a useful source of information for millions of people, one impossibly difficult question has been its accuracy. Now one of the co-founders of the site is preparing to launch a rival online encyclopaedia that will "improve upon Wikipedia's extremely useful, but often uneven work." " Citizendium," created by Larry Sanger, will allow anyone to create an entry, but it will also have experienced editors and subject authorities verify the information submitted. Editors will apply by checking off a list of criteria and then publishing their...
  • Wikipedia's article of Protest Warrior is up for deletion.

    06/18/2006 11:49:25 AM PDT · by Irish_Thatcherite · 53 replies · 1,944+ views
    It has come to my attention from an email that the DUmmies are trying to get rid of the Prptest Warrior's Wikipedia entry, and apparently they have already axed Conservative Underground - Protest Warrior needs some help. At the time of posting this thread, the vote is open for about another ten hours.
  • Newcomer Bets 'Wiki' Open-Source Movement Can Help Win Senate Election

    01/03/2006 8:09:40 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies · 440+ views
    Linux Insider ^ | 01/03/06 | Gene J. Koprowski
    A computer entrepreneur from Utah is launching a campaign to unseat incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) next year -- in what may be the most heavily Internet-reliant campaign to date, using blogs, chats and the "Wiki" open-source model. Peter Ashdown is the founder of Xmission, Utah's oldest Internet Get Linux or Windows Managed Hosting Services with Industry Leading Fanatical Support. service provider (ISP). His Web site includes a blog and a monthly live chat session. But Ashdown's site takes public participation on his campaign Web site one step further -- opening his platform to all. The site is based on...
  • Online Encyclopedia Is A Gathering For Internet Predators (pedophiles at Wikipedia)

    12/20/2005 1:09:50 PM PST · by lqclamar · 87 replies · 2,506+ views
    POE-News & Official Wire ^ | December 14, 2005
    WikiPedia.org: you can find links to it everywhere. Online forums, scholarly journals, blogs, high school research papers. WikiPedia is an "open source" encyclopedia with the philosophy of democratic contribution. This encyclopedia differs from other more established encyclopedias by its editors; WikiPedia is composed of anonymous people contributing, deleting, and voting on various aspects of articles. WikiPedia is the frontier of online information distribution, with over 830,000 articles in the English language. It does have many criticisms, but there is one very important question that goes ignored by the mainstream media and wikifans alike. Who, exactly, edits WikiPedia? It has come...
  • NYT: Mudslinging Weasels Into Online History -- Written by committee, political entries get nasty.

    11/10/2004 9:17:48 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 846+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2004 | SARAH BOXER
    It's a rocky road from news to history. If you don't think so, just take a look at the entry for George W. Bush on Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia founded in 2001 by Larry Sanger, a philosophy lecturer at Ohio State University, and Jimmy Wales, an Internet entrepreneur. Wikipedia, maintained by users all over the world who write and edit the entries pretty much as they wish, is visited by hundreds of thousands of people daily and has an estimated 400,000 entries on everything from manga (Japanese comics) to strathspeys (Scottish dance tunes). There are no user fees and...
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    08/23/2003 4:50:50 PM PDT · by lazysob · 1 replies · 541+ views
    Ronald Wilson Reagan (born February 6, 1911) was the 40th (1981-1989) President of the United States. Reagan was also a noted film actor before entering politics. He is the longest-lived person to have served as President, as well as the oldest elected President (69 years and 349 days).
  • Disinfopedia, the encyclopedia of propaganda

    03/19/2003 4:02:40 AM PST · by eabinga · 25 replies · 574+ views
    Disinfopedia Main Page From Disinfopedia, the encyclopedia of propaganda. Welcome to Disinfopedia, a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests. We are already working on 279 articles. Anyone, including you, can edit any article right now. See the Disinfopedia FAQ for more background information about the project. Read the help page and experiment in the sandbox to learn how you can use and contribute to the Disinfopedia. The content of Disinfopedia is covered...