[Wikimedia-l] Paid editing v. paid advocacy (editing)

Arne Klempert klempert.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 16:51:35 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
<bjorsch at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On the other hand, a paid advocate may perhaps be more concerning from a
> community standpoint because it's likely that the paid advocate is going to
> have more time and resources to devote to inserting POV content (and to
> doing so in ways less likely to be "caught") than most unpaid advocates.

I've heard that before from Wikipedians. However, it does not match
with what communication professionals keep telling me. Even larger
companies with solid communication departments are usually not in a
place to spend enough ressources to correct their articles beyond
basic facts. Many of them tried (directly and/or through talk pages)
but gave up at some point. For companies engaging with Wikipedia can
be terribly time-consuming - especially if they want to do it right.

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