Users booted from Wikipedia over ‘sock puppetry’ accusations

Molly Wood Oct 25, 2013
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Users booted from Wikipedia over ‘sock puppetry’ accusations

Molly Wood Oct 25, 2013
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This week, some 250 Wikipedia user accounts got blocked. The reason? Because the users were accused of sock puppetry. Professor Andrew Lih of American University explains to Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson what that means.

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