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  • 2010-04-28 [Talk|Index] My Defamation 2.0 Experience § “Today, past defamatory allegations based on an anonymous smear letter which distorted and misrepresented early online comments and writings of mine, were resurrected by Fox News. I want to say definitively: I do not defend nor support acts of sexual violence against children and have never defended pedophilia in any way.”
  • 2010-04-12 [Talk|Index] Larry Sanger accuses Wikimedia of hosting illegal images § “On 7 April, Larry Sanger announced that he had reported the Wikimedia Foundation to the FBI for "knowingly distributing child pornography" (later also forwarding the message "to my senators and representatives").”
  • 2009-04-06 [Talk|Index] Wikipedia editors livid over new paper § Wikipedia editors repeatedly remove references to a new scientific paper showing findings of thermitic material in the WTC ruins, and make other efforts to dismiss investigation into controlled demolition hypotheses.
  • 2008-07-23 [Talk|Index] Wikipedia, Meet Knol § [2]“Seven months after Google began testing a service called Knol, a Wikipedia competitor, the company on Wednesday finally introduced it. .. The search expert Danny Sullivan aptly describes Knol as “Like Wikipedia, With Moderation.” Articles on various topics are penned by individuals, and in many cases, experts — not collectively by the anonymous masses. Knol authors can choose to benefit from the “wisdom of the crowds” by letting others edit or supplement their articles. But those changes make it into Knol entries only with the author’s permission.”
  • 2008-03-11 [Talk|Index] Wikipedians, Check This Out § [2]“I've discovered that the Wikipedia entry about Falun Gong is heavily biased. Indeed, before I took it upon myself to insert a few words about the criticism the organisation has met with, the article was entirely about a) how good FG is (and I disagree), b) how nasty the Chinese government is (and I agree).”
  • 2008-02-05 [Talk|Index] Wikipedia Islam Entry Is Criticized § [2]“An article about the Prophet Muhammad in the English-language Wikipedia has become the subject of an online protest in the last few weeks because of its representations of Muhammad, taken from medieval manuscripts.”
      • Apparently the issue has been resolved, with the final decision being to leave the pictures in place with no warnings, but instructions on how to hide them from yourself (via preferences on the site). Hidden text ("view source" to see it) in the "Muhammad" article gives details.
  • 2006-09-04 Who Writes Wikipedia
  • 2006-08-01 [Talk|Index] Stephen Colbert Causes Chaos on Wikipedia, Gets Blocked from Site § [2]“On Monday night's episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert addressed the online resource Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that anyone can read or edit. Colbert praised Wikipedia for "wikiality," the reality that exists if you make something up and enough people agree with you - it becomes reality. Colbert's subsequent examples to prove "wikiality" would cause chaos on the site, and lead an administrator to subsequently block his account.”
  • 2006-05-18 [Talk|Index] Uncovering Project Censored § “There once was a time when you couldn’t trust anyone over 30. Today, some are wondering if that isn’t true of Project Censored.”



  • DBpedia derives queryable data by scraping Wikipedia pages
  • Powerset is an advanced Wikipedia search engine (though I wasn't terribly impressed with my first attempt to use it; a search for "What is the crime rate in the United States?" On Powerset revealed less useful information than searching for "crime rate United States" directly on Wikipedia -W.)
  • Wikitruth appears to be a site dedicated to attacking Wikipedia and its founder, Jimbo Wales: "Wikitruth is a website dedicated to the subject of flaws and issues with the Wikipedia, another website run by Jimbo Wales and a massive, insane army of Wikipedians that he controls with his mind rays." It's not clear how serious they are; the site reads like one long ad hominem rant. It does, however, have a cache of pages supposedly deleted from Wikipedia. (Further research needed to determine if those pages were ever actually on Wikipedia.) An article on Al Gore III (son of former VP Al Gore) apparently was, and is no more (Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Al Gore III).