[Foundation-l] Paid editing, was Re: Ban and moderate
dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 00:19:46 UTC 2010
A stupid PR agency would do just that. A good one , writing for any
medium, would try to make sure that positive sources are also
included, that the presentation was balanced., and that is was
factual, not tabloid hysteria and exaggeration. A really good one
that understands Wikipedia would for an article like this do it on the
talk p, in order to avoid the likely criticism that would follow no
matter how good the edits might be.
On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 3:02 AM, SlimVirgin <slimvirgin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Someone working for the company that makes Lipitor would try to stop
> mainstream media sources being used in the article, because it's the
> media that has been pointing out problems with these drugs. And that's
> exactly what happens on these articles, but it's unfortunately
> Wikipedians who are doing it. Their motives are good -- to keep out
> nonsense -- but the effect is to turn those articles into something
> the manufacturers and their PR people would be very happy with.
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