With respect to Pine's request for more legal support to help deal with undisclosed paid editing issues, to that I strongly agree.
To better address these concerns we need the WMF, communities, and affiliate organizations to collaborate. It is a difficult problem to address. James On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 11:09 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > I tend to think along James' lines more than Risker's. > > Responding to Risker: > > It seems to me that the key point that you're missing is that Burger King > altered Wikipedia content in order to execute this campaign. This wasn't a > simple case of an organization reusing existing Wikipedia content; the > organization appears to have altered Wikipedia content to suit their > purposes regardless of an obvious conflict of interest with Wikipedia's > purpose of being an educational resource rather than an advertising > platform. > > It seems to me that entities of varying sizes -- from a start-up brand that > wants to make itself look important by having a Wikipedia article, to large > corporations and government officials -- will continue to alter Wikipedia > content in ways that are inappropriate and do a disservice to our readers > (including advertising, inserting "alternative facts" for medical and > political content, and eliminating negative information that certain people > and organizations find inconvenient) and cost editors' and administrators' > collective time and attention, until there is a financial price that is put > on this kind of behavior that is large enough to deter them. I don't see > why we should stand idly by as our products' quality and trustworthiness > are degraded and our resources are diverted. I'm hoping that WMF's > enforcement actions in this domain would more than pay for themselves > through financial penalties that WMF extracts from the wrongdoers. > > Pine > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>