The small Welsh town of Monmouth is on track to install 1,000 real-world QR code plaques linking back to Wikipedia articles.
A Wikipedia trustee and a Wikipedian In Residence have been editing the online encyclopedia on behalf of PR clients. Add the discovery of an SEO business run on the side, and this tempest is out of its teapot.
The Wikimedia Foundation has stepped in with an ethics investigation into Wikimedia U.K.'s conduct in a paid-PR scandal that isn't likely to go away anytime soon.
High-placed editors at Wikipedia's U.K. site were caught in a simmering paid-PR scandal. After news broke, one resignation and a little backpedaling has done little to solve the problem.