Scanner Tracks Who's Changing What on Wikipedia

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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12823729
     
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    I thought it was already widely understood Wikipedia was not reliable. My university throws papers out that use Wikipedia articles as references for any paper.
     
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    Looks like, in addition to Walmart and Diebold, that Fox News likes do the same. Can't say I'm really surprised. Link.
     
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    Just heard this on NPR this morning.
    Seems pretty pointless to me because as the article points out, all they have to do is connect to a public wifi and there will be no trace.
     
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    it doesn't surprise me. but i gotta ask, why does wal-mart continue to give us reasons to hate them?
     
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    Here are some of Wired's favorite edits:

    http://wired.reddit.com/wikidgame/

    Some of them are actually quite funny, probably better characterized as pranks than efforts to whitewash. Others are truly nasty though, bad enough that one hopes the involved organizations would make an effort to find out who made them.
     

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