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Friday, May 12, 2006

WAMC Employees Vandalizing Wikipedia.

Thanks to a tip from a reader and some research, Upstream has conclusive proof that employees at WAMC, or at least someone using WAMC’s computers, have been deleting content on Wikipedia, even though such deletions are against Wikipedia’s policies.

On May 10 at 1:16 p.m., someone using a computer at WAMC deleted the entire controversy section in the
Wikipedia article on Alan S. Chartock, the CEO of WAMC. On May 11 at 4:19 p.m., someone using a computer at WAMC deleted the external links at the end of the Wikipedia article on Alan Chartock.

Upstream has not been able to ascertain what WAMC’s policies are concerning using computers during work hours to vandalize Wikipedia.

WAMC’s computers aren’t the only ones being used in the battle over what Wikipedia should say about Alan Chartock. Computers at both Union College and Schenectady County Community College are being used as well.

Upstream has also noticed that the controversy over Alan Chartock has reached a new low. One Wiki user, who goes by the name
Vin Doe, unsuccessful in his attempts to vandalize Wikipedia, and unable to come up with any new arguments against Glenn Heller, an outspoken critic of Alan Chartock, ended his intellectual contribution to Wikipedia by stating, “Glenn Heller is an evil, Jew-hating piece of shit.” Heller has not responded in kind.


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