Seems to be a flurry of news articles in the past week or so about various organizations and institutions altering Wikipedia articles concerning themselves. Which shouldn’t surprise anyone really, should it? Anyone can edit Wikipedia articles and, indeed, is encouraged to, and that includes institutions. What might be more interesting would be some more analysis on what specific things are being modified. I’m with Russell Brown who notes that ‘it would be wise not to go off the deep end about it.’ (Public Address | Hard News | More Wikipedia Scanning | Aug 20, 2007 09:16).
- Wikiscanner – System to identifying what organization or company is editing what on Wikipedia.
- CIA, FBI computers used for Wikipedia edits – Stuff.co.nz
- Howard’s staff edited Wikipedia – Stuff.co.nz
- Dark forces in the Wiki – FBI, CIA edits entries – 17 Aug 2007 – NZ Herald
- Erebus article censor found at Air NZ – Stuff.co.nz