Facebook, Axios And NBC Paid This Guy To Whitewash Wikipedia Pages - 2019-03-14
Executives at the news company Axios were outwardly unperturbed when Jonathan Swan, one of the Politico-for-kids site's star reporters, attracted widespread condemnation last November for gloating about getting President Donald Trump to consider ending birthright citizenship.
"Our profile is going to get bigger and bigger and bigger, and we're going to have more cool successes," Axios editor-in-chief Nicholas Johnston told staff later. Executive editor Mike Allen acknowledged that Axios had, perhaps, erred ever so slightly, but seemed otherwise unconcerned with the criticism. "You can't buy the amount of public exposure we got this past week for our journalism," he wrote.
That may be true. What you can buy, however, are the services of a verbose, relentless Wikipedia editor willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that that public exposure is as flattering as possible. So, Axios did.