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Wikipedia, co-founded by a porn peddler, is now exposed as a massive blackmail engine run by criminal editors


(NaturalNews) Hundreds of Wikipedia accounts have been shut down after a number of celebrities, businesses, entrepreneurs and others reported being targeted by unscrupulous editors who tried to blackmail them into shelling out cash in exchange for page updates and entries. Denying that its own editorial team had anything do with the scam, a Wikipedia spokesman told the media that the site is devoted to "neutrality," despite earlier accounts of Wikipedia actively censoring information about the natural healing arts and alternative medicine.

The Independent reports that rogue Wikipedia editors have been tricking people into paying hundreds of dollars for edits and page submissions, only to take the money and run. Business owners, stunt doubles and even a former contestant on the hit show Britain's Got Talent have all been victims of the scam, most of the reports of which come from the UK.

Dubbed "Orangemoody," a two-month investigation into the criminal operation uncovered a "sock puppet" ring in which a few or even one individual set up a series of phony editor accounts in order to trick victims into thinking that they were official Wikipedia staff. They would then proceed to offer editing services that they claimed would bring attempted Wikipedia submissions into "compliance," to which some of the victims complied.

"The scam worked by targeting firms struggling to get pages about their businesses on Wikipedia," explains The Independent. "They were often told their articles had been rejected due to concerns of excessive promotional content – although in some cases the scammers themselves may have been the ones causing the articles to be removed."

"[A]t this stage the scammers would demand a payment of up to several hundred pounds to successfully 're-post or re-surface' the article, and in some cases demanded an on-going monthly payment to 'protect' the articles. ... Once the money was paid the article was then 'reviewed' by another Wikipedia user – in fact another of the scammers' 'sock puppet' accounts – and moved to the 'article space' section of Wikipedia, meaning it is ready for publication."

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is site's biggest scammer

It's a bit illusory for Wikipedia to claim that such activity is out of line with its normal operating protocol, though. As we've previously reported, Wikipedia editors are notoriously biased against homeopathy and other forms of "alternative" medicine. Wikipedia actively censors any and all information that goes against the status quo while endorsing misinformation and lies when it suits the Wikipedia agenda.

In the Wikipedia entry for homeopathy, rogue editors have ensured that the following false statements remain as "fact" on the site:

"Homeopathy is considered a pseudoscience. Homeopathy is not effective for any condition, and no remedy has been proven to be more effective than placebo."

Plenty of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies published in reputable scientific journals disagree with these claims, but Wikipedia and its network of biased, criminal editors don't really care.

They also don't seem to care that Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is a former pornography tycoon who's been accused of engaging in his own form of sexual blackmail. As we reported back in April, Wales not only traded Wikipedia edits for sex, but also harassed and intimidated editors who tried to maintain the so-called "neutrality" that Wikipedia claims to uphold.

In other words, Jimmy Wales is really no better than the exposed crime ring that's taking advantage of UK business owners and entrepreneurs by selling them fake edits in exchange for Wikipedia page submissions.

Be sure to check out the following video that blows the lid on Jimmy Wales and the fraud that is Wikipedia:

The following TruthWiki entries contain further details on Jimmy Wales and Wikipedia fraud:


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