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On Kazakh-language Wikipedia, Crowdsourcing Meets Crowd Mentality

by Myles G. Smith

Over at EurasiaNet, I pointed to the heated discussion over Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’ involvement with the Kazakh government on his user page. Heated, at least, until Wales closed off discussion on the topic of manipulation and bias in his freely-editable Wikipedia page in a curiously unironic rant: I’m closing this discussion because it has reached the [...]

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