How a Small Group of Pro-Israel Activists Blacklisted MintPress on Wikipedia

For over ten years, Wikipedia has been a key focus of right-leaning, pro-Israel groups that have effectively weaponized the online encyclopedia as a means of controlling the narrative when it comes to the state of Israel’s more than 50-year-long military occupation of Palestine.

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For over a decade, pro-Israel and ultra-nationalist Israeli settler groups have sought to weaponize the popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, through concerted covert editing campaigns, offering Wikipedia editing courses to West Bank settlers and even formal alliances between Israel and Wikipedia to allow Israelis to create and edit content in a

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Phillip Cross: The Mystery Wikipedia Editor Targeting Anti-War Sites

133,612 edits to Wikipedia have been made in the name of “Philip Cross” over 14 years, most of them targeting left-leaning anti-war websites and activists.

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In June, the BBC reported that someone operating under the name 'Philip Cross' had been extraordinarily active in editing Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit: Philip Cross" has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages. But in the process he's angered anti-war activists and critics of British and Western foreign

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YouTube Deputizes Wikipedia in Bid to Police ‘Conspiracy Theories’

As search engines’ and social networks’ power to mediate information access grows – along with their ability to gather vast amounts of user data and intelligence – the anxiety has also increased for vested interests and governments unable to cope with the disruptive effect of the once-freewheeling “online marketplace of ideas.”

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, speaks during the introduction of YouTube TV at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP/Reed Saxon)

AUSTIN, TEXAS – YouTube is apparently planning to deputize crowd-sourced online encyclopedia Wikipedia in a bid to combat the spread of disinformation, according to its CEO Susan Wojcicki. “When there are videos that are focused around something that’s a conspiracy -- and we’re using a list of well-known internet conspiracies from Wikipedia --

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