Wikipedia bans Scientology, its critics from editing articles - 2009-05-30
The dispute offers a glimpse at a hidden online war that's been raging on the country's seventh-most-popular Web site.
Wikipedia says the church and some of its vocal critics are engaged in "edit wars" -- aggressively adding or removing complimentary or disparaging material from articles related to Scientology. The Web site also banned a handful of church critics from changing articles.
"This long-standing dispute is a struggle between two rival factions: admirers of Scientology and critics of Scientology," the site's administrators concluded in a memo posted on the Web site. "Each side wishes the articles within this topic to reflect their point of view and have resorted to battlefield editing tactics."