Grants:IEG/Analytics for socking
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
The extensive manipulation of Wikipedia by sockpuppet accounts.
What is your solution?
An initial feasibility study on a tool that would analyze the total contribution history of two or more editors and generate a rating estimating the likelihood that they are actually the same person.
Optional additional ideas:
- A tool that proactively identifies large sock networks on Wikipedia by analyzing large volumes of contribution records.
- A tool that, when a username is entered, analyzes contribution records to identify likely socks.
The tool should identify a large number of socking accounts that would not otherwise be found. It should also improve the accuracy and fairness of SPI cases, by being more accurate than human judgement alone.
Measures of success
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