Who In City Hall Tried To Discredit Frank Zampino?

This morning, Cyberpresse.ca has a headline, Frank Zampino sali sur Wikipedia. In other words, someone attempted to modify the Wikipedia entry for Frank Zampino. The entry already includes a reference to this:

Wikipedia Bashing
On August 16th, it was reported that Frank Zampino suffered intense bashing on his Wikipedia profile. The city of Montreal requested an internal inquiry since the bashing was made using Mayor Tremblay’s staff computers.

Since Wikipedia has even been compared with Encyclopedia Britannica, and is often featured in Google and Yahoo searches, some might question how this might happen. However the content is only as good as its editors. Who’s a Wikipedia editor? The answer is Anyone! (with internet access). Apparently that has included the BBC, the FBI, the CIA, and the White House among others.

What seems to be forgotten is that whenever you venture on the Internet you leave a trail. A new web tool is available to follow that trail. The WikiScanner allows users to track changes made to the online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. By comparing those changes with blocks of IP addresses, the editors of Wikipedia entries may be identified according to their location and the organisation from which they post.

We all await further word from City Hall on this one.

1 Comment so far

  1. DAVE ID (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 12:14 pm

    What? Zampino can be sullied even more? =)

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