BLOGROLL ADDITION: WIKISCANNER: LIST ANONYMOUS WIKIPEDIA EDITS FROM INTERESTING ORGANIZATIONS

Wikipedia is a war zone. Those with deep pockets are going to pay people to edit entries to be as favorable to them as possible. Many organizations will do this as subtly, making small, incremental changes over time to not draw too much attention and to just wear down the common, grassroots editors who don't have the financial resources to compete. The powers that be see to that. They make sure that their military-industrial complex enforces the system that keeps them on top, as they define "on top."

If you look at WikiScanner, you will see that they look at this from a number of different angles.

The site says that the results are based upon "Searching 34,417,493 Wikipedia edits from February 7th, 2002 to August 4th, 2007 originating from 187,529 different organizations."

Lists
Most common .gov's
Most common .mil's
Most common .au's
Most common .gov.au's
Most common .uk's
Most common .gov.uk's

Government
U.S. Senate Sergeant At Arms
U.S. House Of Representatives
Environmental Protection Agency
National Institute of Health
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Central Intelligence Agency

Education
California Institute of Technology
Bob Jones University

Policy
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Rand Corporation
National Rifle Association
American Civil Liberties Union

Corporate
Diebold Inc
Amgen Inc
Pfizer Inc
Wal-Mart Stores Inc
ExxonMobil
Raytheon

News
Washington Post
Washington Times
Fox News Channel
New York Times Company
Al-Jazeera

Locations
Ft. George G Meade, Maryland
Havana, Ciudad De La Habana

Misc
darpa.mil
Church of Scientology
Vatican
Christian Science Publishing Society
Church of Latter Day Saints

WikiScanner

Virgil Griffith wrote:

Do we *really* know these edits came from 's executives or their lackies?

Technically, we don't know if it came from an agent of that company. However, we do know that edit came from someone with access to their network. If the edit occurred during working hours, then we can reasonably assume that the person is either an employee of that company or a guest that was allowed access to their network.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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