The perils of anonymity: Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia

By David Pearson|May 21, 2013|Information Literacy|0 comments

Have a look at this brilliant article from Salon’s Andrew Leonard.

In it he forensically examines the work of one Wikipedia editor [Qworty] who used Wikipedia’s culture of anonymity to pursue old vendettas. In doing so, Qworty made thousands of edits, many of which have been proven fallacious.

A great illustration of the caution that is needed when using Wikipedia and other unverified sources of information.

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