Wikipedia Bans Scientology From Site

Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology and its members from editing its site after discovering that members of the church were editing articles in order to give the church favorable coverage.

The move is being hailed as "an unprecedented effort to crack down on self-serving edits," and it is the first instance in which Wikipedia has banned a group as large as the Church of Scientology.

The Register reports:

According to evidence turned up by admins in this long-running Wikiland court case, multiple editors have been "openly editing [Scientology-related articles] from Church of Scientology equipment and apparently coordinating their activities." Leaning on the famed WikiScanner, countless news stories have discussed the editing of Scientology articles from Scientology IPs, and some site admins are concerned this is "damaging Wikipedia's reputation for neutrality."
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http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/208967 Phone Post 3.0

Isn't that what the Vatican and the Jews do too??

So glib Phone Post 3.0

Good! Scientology is a criminal organization and they're banned in several countries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_status_by_country

If you want some fun reading, read the biography of L Ron Hubbard. Dude was a huckster of the highest caliber.

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Expand this to include the other silly religions pls Phone Post 3.0

Far right Republicans do that too. They have staffers hired just to edit wikipedia.

attjack - Far right Republicans do that too. They have staffers hired just to edit wikipedia.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/gop-opposition-research-firm-is-editing-democratic-politican#.fk208914av

good news.