Well observed, Stephen; especially in election years there is a lot of tampering, obvious or non-obvious, to articles about politicians and parties. Hopefully the problem in the Swahili Wikipedia is not very big, but the English Wikipedia is bigger and more difficult to keep an overview over.
I would suggest that you reach out to the NPOV noticeboard<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view/Noticeboard>, the Counter-Vandalism Unit<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Vandalism>and perhaps WikiProject Politics <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Politics> to make people aware that it is an election year in Kenya, and that they should help you keep a watch on related articles. 2012/5/26 Stephen Wanjau <stevewan...@wikimedia.or.ke> > Hello, > > Being an election year here in Kenya I took it upon me to watch some > politicians pages especially for those who have declared that they would be > running for the top seat (presidency). > > I have noted that some guys have been vandalizing some of the pages with > propaganda and malicious wording. These vandals have been doing this > anonymously and the only trails they leave is the IP addresses. > > For instance, how does one put in Kalonzo Musyoka's article that the link > to his homepage is musaliamudavadi.com?See  below. > > Wikipedia should be neutral as it always has been. Orange Kenya just > launched Wikipedia Zero and the citizenry will definitely want to look for > local content on Wikipedia, and top among them will be the presidential > hopefuls due the political heat in the country. If they come across such a > silly and malicious mistake then the reputation of Wikipedia will > definitely be tarnished or it would lose respect. > > To that end, we need to lay down measures to prevent this from happening > now and in the future. The Wikimedia Foundation is trying to penetrate the > global south and gaining trust is key to this success. > > regards, > Stephen. > > > en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kalonzo_Musyoka&diff=next&oldid=491169504 > > _______________________________________________ > WikimediaKE mailing list > WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake > > -- mvh Jon Harald Søby <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jon_Harald_S%C3%B8by>
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