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Following weeks of investigation, editors who work on the English version of Wikipedia blocked 381 user accounts for “black hat” editing. The accounts were engaged in “undisclosed paid advocacy” – a term used for editors who create fake pages and promotional articles using misinformation on existing pages on Wikipedia, and promise to protect those pages in exchange for a free without revealing their affiliation, in violation of Wikimedia’s Terms of Use. Essentially, hackers were hired to spread misinformation across pages on Wikipe...