Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

Here is an interesting example of offline religious authorities attempting control religious perception online and its fallout. It seems the Church of Scientology subtly infiltrated the editorial system of Wikipedia in order to influence and control information shared on the site about the church. The result of this has been that Wikipedia had now banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology and its associates. For more details check out The Register's article: Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology.

1 comment:

Douglas said...

Hey, Heidi, delighted to discover your interesting blog. I've added your feed to my reader.

This is not about this post in particular, just a comment on social media and its impacts on culture. I was, as I say, delighted to stumble upon your blog -- but I was a bit startled then to find myself experiencing a twinge of annoyance when I looked around for the "follow me on Twitter" button and it wasn't there!