The world according to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia is in a constant state of update, as tens of thousands of contributors work to ensure the site's content is correct.
But now an innovation on the site has confirmed a long-held suspicion: that Wikipedia is a prime target for spin-doctoring.
A new identification program on the site reveals that some of the most prolific contributors to Wikipedia are the CIA, the British Labour Party and the Vatican - and they are not just updating their own entries.
"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Who Writes History?
According to this article, it's mostly the CIA, the Vatican and the British Labour party.