Manipulating Wikipedia could land you in a world of hurt
Online encyclopedia reveals it banned hundreds of accounts as part of an investigation into "suspicious edits and sockpuppetry" that promoted organizations or products.
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.
Wikipedia contributors go under the microscope with an upcoming survey from the service's creators.
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.
Scores of users insert reports of Michael Jackson's death into entries about him in the online encyclopedia, which are deleted, re-inserted, and deleted again.
Somehow we make it past the wild Tesla coil in the room to bring you an awesome (if not kind of late) show! Today we show you how to self destruct your private data, discuss how 3D is totally lame, and why we think Jon Stewart should run for president.
The 404 is a big supporter of open-source information, so we invite our buddy Nic Hill, director of 'Truth in Numbers: the Wikipedia Story,' to shed some light on the site and its ongoing controversy.