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Wikipedia Blocks 381 User Accounts for Undisclosed Paid Advocacy
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...