Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Hundreds of Editors Who Extorted Bitcoin Casinos Banned From Wikipedia
The world’s number one user-edited reference guide, Wikipedia, has suffered an extortion scandal due to “undisclosed paid advocacy.” Working through dozens of persons and companies, including many Bitcoin casinos and affiliates, this ring of hundreds of “editors” have been banned from Wikipedia.
A “sockpuppet” is someone who is affiliated or working with the edited parties’ information through a secondary account but claims to be unaffiliated.
This practice violates Wikipedia’s terms of service and 381 such accounts in total were discovered and over 200 articles were terminated.
This was not done with the consent of those listed on Wikipedia, and was most commonly an extortion plot.
One of the editors involved in this investigation named “Risker” posted the following message for the Wikipedia community:
“Be kind to the article subjects.