Sunday, January 18, 2015
As The Meatbody Fails
Wikipedia accuses PR firm of posting biased entries for cash
Steve Dent, engadget, 11-2013
Wikipedia has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Texas publicity firm Wiki-PR over its alleged practices:
Sockpuppeting - posting articles for pay that make its clients look good. ... 300 phoney accounts to create articles that appear to be from unbiased sources.
Meatpuppetry - using false identities to advocate certain positions in its user discussion forums.
China's internet vigilantes and the 'human flesh search engine'
BBC News, Jan 2014
[the human flesh search engine is basically a kind of blackmarket google that uses large amounts of real people instead of an algorithm in order to find things, like other people, for example]