Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology - 2009-05-29

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F354.png Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology May 29, 2009, Ryan Singel, Wired

Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology from editing any articles. It's a punishment for repeated and deceptive editing of articles related to the controversial religion. The landmark ruling comes from the inner circle of a site that prides itself on being open and inclusive.

In a 10-1 ruling Thursday, the site's arbitration council voted to ban users coming from all IP addresses owned by the Church of Scientology and its associates, and further banned a number of editors by name. The story was first reported by The Register.


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