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Whackapedia whacks a civil liberties group

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No, it’s not just about ID. It’s happening all over. From Robert Knight at Townhall:

As a Wikipedia editor, I’ve made many edits and updates over the years to the American Civil Rights Union’s Wikipedia page without interference.

So, imagine my shock when I was alerted this past Monday that someone had made the page revert to a very old version with content deleted and outright errors inserted. I went online and corrected a couple of things, but my corrections were instantly undone. Then, it got worse.

On Wednesday, another editor removed a lion’s share of the content describing the ACRU’s activities and issues. Gone were entire sections on election law, environmental regulation, gun laws and religious freedom.

Better still:

Some of the worst damage was done to the personnel section. Judge Robert Bork, who died in December 2012, was updated as a current ACRU Policy Board member. So was James Q. Wilson, the celebrated political scientist who died in March 2012.More.

Just what you need in a reference source. “Wikipedia is my library” is the new benchmark for sloth and benightedness.

See also: Is social media killing Wikipedia? Well, like we’ve said before, when a king cobra mixes it up with a giant sidewinder, it’s hard to know which side to back…


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