Wikipedia Bans Hundreds of Editors Who Extorted Users for Cash

Wikipedia is no stranger to scandals, but a quiet update on its administrators’ announcement board reveals a big problem. The site’s CheckUser team recently banned 381 editors’ accounts for “undisclosed paid advocacy.” In other words, these Wikipedians were secretly shilling for brands and even resorting to extortion. »9/01/15 4:30pm9/01/15 4:30pm