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Inside Stories Of Wikipedia: Bias, Gender Gap, Unfair Targetting Of Women Public Figures And More

Source: – Soumyadipta / Twitter

Years ago, my friend and I collaborated to write an investigative article on Wikipedia.

The plan was to expose the entrenched gang of Wikipedia editors who earn money by creating and editing Wikipedia pages.

A Bollywood producer helped me with the contact of an agency.

The plan was to pose as the PR agency of a relatively unknown actress and create a wiki page as per our instructions on email.

We will have email instructions predating the edits and then invoices of payments. So we will be able to prove that Wikipedia India is corrupt Our plan got changed along the way because we realised that Wikipedia relies heavily on publicly available news links and without them it is impossible to edit a page.

So, it was decided to remove unwanted edits from the newly created page and keep only the favourable edits.

Read Full thread here: – https://twitter.com/Soumyadipta/status/1235098631738281984


Featured Image: – https://www.theweek.in/news/sci-tech/2018/04/23/wikipedia-new-page-preview-browsing-easy.html

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