Category Archives: Statements of Ethics

An author improves his Wikipedia bio

This spring, we worked with bestselling author Stephen Baker, who had a longstanding — but easily corrected — Wikipedia problem. We guided him in adding citations and making some updates to his biography, which had been flagged for insufficient citations … Continue reading

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Not for sale: Administrative services

In Part 1 of this blog series on Wikipedia ethics, I explored the general principles that guide our work, and how we advise our clients in Wikipedia engagement; and I gave a bunch of links to our past writings, and … Continue reading

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The ethics of Wikipedia work, part 1: review

One of our core values at Wiki Strategies is dealing with Wikipedia (and the collaborative Internet in general) in a way that is responsible and ethical. Wikipedia is a project that requires neutral presentation of factual material. Conflicts of interest … Continue reading

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When the PR industry does PR for itself

This week, several major Public Relations firms issued an announcement about their intentions toward Wikipedia. The headlines capture the spirit of the announcement nicely: “Major PR firms agree not to edit clients’ Wikipedia entries“ -SF Chronicle “Top PR Firms Promise … Continue reading

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Wikimedia’s proposed Terms of Use update

In February, I argued in a Wikipedia Signpost op-ed that a proposed change to Wikimedia’s Terms of Use (TOU) was less than ideal. The proposal would require of all editors of Wikipedia, and all other Wikimedia projects, that they disclose … Continue reading

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