SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In a world where the internet rules and truth is invaluable comes a ring of rabble-rousers out to deceive those who Wiki. We’re talking about sock puppets, but unless you’re under the age of 10, a sock puppet is a bogus user account.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia with half a billion readers, recently discovered more than 250 bogus accounts that were allegedly being used to promote companies and products. The problem is their information is supposed to be neutral, reliable and free.
Wikipedia wasn’t amused and ‘knocked their sock puppets off’ by blocking or banning all the bogus accounts. They’ve also launched an investigation to keep it from happening again.
So from now on, you should probably treat the information you read on Wikipedia. Well, like it’s from Wikipedia.