[WikiEN-l] Daily Mail article on Sam Blacketer case
charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Mon Jun 8 12:04:32 UTC 2009
Harry Willis wrote:
> (Not sure "forced to resign" is accurate, given the text of his resignation
The story is bad news all round, for us. Here's what else is wrong with
the Mail's coverage, though:
- "malicious tampering"
Handily assumes what it sets out to prove.
- "Any Internet user can alter pages but Wikipedia appoints supposedly
impartial and unpaid moderators to review and correct changes."
- "sock-puppeting - using multiple, bogus online identities to create
an illusion of support or unpopularity for a person or organisation."
"Bogus" is misleading journalese. "Pseudonymous", please. And they have
mixed in the definition astroturfing.
- "Wikimedia UK, the British arm of the U.S. company"
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