Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Few Updates on the Wiki Edit


"THE CBC -Finally Chime in on the Topic"

Funny though .... no mention of their own 1200 plus anonymous edits!

The Globe and Mail folks have been busy too ... with 1500 anonymous edits!
They too do not mention their own activity while implying impropriety on the part of others!

New York Times write about other's questionable editing and fails to mention their own 1300 plus anonymous changes to Wikipedia!

The BBC On-line offers a mea-culpa ( sort of) !

Pete Clifton BBC
The thing that strikes me about this is his assertion that ...
"Some of the examples are pretty unedifying, but for every dodgy one there are many, many more uncontroversial edits where people at the BBC have added information or changed a detail in good faith. The scanner also shows the same kind of results for a wide variety of other media organisations."

Now when and where exactly did the BBC find the time to investigate the 7000 odd anonymous edits? I've tried to do this kind of cross checking and it is tedious and MANUAL.....
I'll give Peter and the Beeb a D minus for this. It would have been an A plus if they had bothered to substantiate the claim about all those "Good Faith" edits. Failing to do so is just indicative of deeper problems at the BBC.
Another question that they fail to address: Why is it that people working at the BBC find it necessary to make so many edits in the first place?

The BBC's sneaky little anonymous attacks!

Getting legs on and still going...... Wikipedia tampering is pernicious and some of the worst offenders are Media organisations!
These folks have been following BBC's egregious tampering and hypocritical response to having it pointed out!

And These Folks have dones some digging at the BeeB!

Can't wait to see what the Cee Bee Cee has to say! ( as of the 17th Nada!)

For Background Here's CBC Reports Past on the Wikipedia: Some Articles but as yet no mention of this story!

In the mean time Reuters ..... goes with the CIA / FBI edit theme without nary a mention of their own or other news agencies misconduct..... That's over 1500 anonymous edits from Reuter's computers world wide!!
Reuters Wiki Edits

You'd think that if someone at an accredited news agency wanted to make additions or changes to the Wikipedia they would have the integrity to put their name to it ... wouldn't you??

The Scanner Tool


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Blogger Neo Conservative said...

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8/19/2007 11:31 p.m.  
Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Ommag!..this scandal is just growin by the minute isnt it!!!!!1

8/20/2007 1:51 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

I plan on following this for the long haul....
Wish I had the time to dig into the details ..... it's just so time consuming!

8/20/2007 3:40 p.m.  

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