User:Doc James/Addressing paid editing

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List of projects / measures to address undisclosed paid editing which is in violation of our terms of use.


Require the interlinking of accounts used in paid editing[edit]

Group of functionaries[edit]

Specifically to address private details regarding paid editor. Early consensus for creation of such a group here

Potential options:

  • Number: 5 (elected for three year terms)
  • Election run by Lane?
  • Legal coverage: Provided by the WMF

Drafting board proposal[edit]

"We support the creation of a new group of functionaries to help address concerns regarding paid editing. Our hope is that such a group will help balance the enforcement of our Terms of Use with our strong support for people being able to contribute to Wikipedia anonymously."

Campaign to raise awareness[edit]

Maybe by the WMF to inform people not to hire paid editors.

Listing banned companies[edit]

Show COI / UDP[edit]

Yes check.svg Done On mobile as a full banner.[1]

Tech support[edit]

  • Improving CU tools
  • Using AI/ORES

List of disclosed paid editors[edit]

Evidence[edit]

User:Richardaldinho undisclosed paid editor using socks working across multiple languages including EN, DE, FR[2]

Size of the problem[3]