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#4 Paid Editing on Wikipedia: Can It Be Done Ethically?

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Release Date: 08/28/2020

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Is it possible to ethically edit Wikipedia when a client is PAYING you? Stephen Harrison & Omer Benjakob aim to find out. They chat with two prominent paid Wikipedia editors: Bill Beutler is Chief Executive Officer of Beutler Ink, a digital strategy firm. Johanna Janhonen is a paid editor based in Finland who has her own company, Hidden Treasure. Besides talking about paid editing, Stephen and Omer discuss the new Wikipedia @ 20 book coming out October 2020.

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Stephen Harrison & Omer Benjakob chat with Mike Godwin, the creator of "Godwin's Law." Godwin was the former General Counsel of the Wikimedia Foundation and was the first staff attorney hired by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is candid about what early internet founders got right...and what they failed to predict. 

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#2 Racial Justice and Neutrality on Wikipedia show art #2 Racial Justice and Neutrality on Wikipedia

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Stephen Harrison & Omer Benjakob discuss Neutral Point of View (NPOV) on Wikipedia, especially in the context of how usergroups like WikiProject Black Lives matter are aiming to improve coverage of racial justice on the encyclopedia.  

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#1 COVID-19 on Wikipedia show art #1 COVID-19 on Wikipedia

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Stephen Harrison & Omer Benjakob discuss how Wikipedia is using its policies to cover the novel coronavirus. How does the internet's encyclopedia stay accurate when news and knowledge about COVID-19 change by the hour? Plus: Future historians will rely on Wikipedia's COVID-19 coverage. The deletions, the editor fights...all of it will be important to researchers studying this period.

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Is it possible to ethically edit Wikipedia when a client is PAYING you? Stephen Harrison & Omer Benjakob aim to find out. They chat with two prominent paid Wikipedia editors: Bill Beutler is Chief Executive Officer of Beutler Ink, a digital strategy firm. Johanna Janhonen is a paid editor based in Finland who has her own company, Hidden Treasure. Besides talking about paid editing, Stephen and Omer discuss the new Wikipedia @ 20 book coming out October 2020.