Communications committee/Press clippings/2013 Wiki-PR coverage

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  • October 8 - The Daily Dot first reports on the investigation: The battle to destroy Wikipedia's biggest sockpuppet army.
  • October 18 - Vice posts Is the PR Industry Buying Influence Over Wikipedia?. Is rapidly syndicated and adapted by other sources.
  • October 21 - The Wikimedia Foundation's Sue Gardner issues a statement condemning paid advocacy editing, noting that 250 user accounts had already been banned for taking part in it.
  • October 22 - CIPR president-elect Stephen Waddington criticises Wiki-PR's actions: "There is zero gain to be had for any public relations firms or their clients in subverting the rules of any online community".
  • November 19 - The Wikimedia Foundation issues an official cease and desist letter to Wiki-PR.

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