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Wikipedia: Important enough to whitewash

This is an edited version of my weekly column for Loose Wire Service, a service providing print publications with technology writing designed for the general reader. Email me if you’re interested in learning more. Wikipedia has gone through some interesting times, good and bad, but I think the last couple of weeks has proved just how powerful it is. Powerful enough for those who feel denigrated by it to have been trying to spin, airbrush and generally rewrite how history — or at least Wikipedia — remembers them. Take WikiScanner, cooked up by a young student, Virgil Griffith. WikiScanner does something very simple: It searchesContinue readingWikipedia: Important enough to whitewash

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