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January 7, 2013

Hoax article detailing fake war stayed up on Wikipedia for five years

The writer of the article still hasn’t been identified. But whoever it is, he or she did an outstanding job

of fooling the online encyclopedia into believing the “research” was genuine. It was voted a “good article” by Wikipedia’s readers, and at one point was even nominated to be a “featured article” that would be prominently displayed on the site’s homepage. -- The Daily Caller
More at Daily Dot | After a half-decade, massive Wikipedia hoax finally exposed HT: Rodger, Real Klingon of France

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 7, 2013 9:17 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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And even after all the known hoaxes, not to mention the bias of the moderators/editors/enforcers, I still get weird looks from coworkers when they learn that I don't swallow everything written on Wikipedia, hook, line, and sinker.

Posted by: Grizzly at January 7, 2013 4:22 PM

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