Wikipedia, We Have a Problem (WWHP) is an organic case study into the phenomenon of ‘wiki wars’.
Misinformation, disinformation, sock puppets, digital wildfires, trolls, stalkers, impersonators, propaganda, flag waving, black-mail, joe jobbing, and most importantly the phenomenon of ‘editor suppression’ occurring on Wikipedia and the broader web are all apart of this study and story.
Editor suppression refers to various methods and tactics used on Wikipedia which game WikiMedia’s software and Wikipedia’s editing guidelines to remove minority viewpoints from editing by sanctioning them off of an article or the platform itself. Often this is a form of community sanctioned censorship, and I believe, sometimes extends further into the violation of human dignity and civil rights.
Research and development.
This study informs development of aiki.wiki, an online platform for responsible, rational, and collaborative consensus building, collective editing, and collaborative curation. Solutions architecture for misinformation, harassment, disinformation, fake news, online bullies, and any form of information disruption occurring on the world wide web.
Narrative story telling.
This has also involved somewhat into a episodic narrative, a story as it has evolved over a manner of years now.
Sometimes I might play with it a little bit, like an season of Fargo or an episode of This American Life, but my intention is to always tell it responsibly.
- NOT: A revenge site designed to get back at Wikipedia editors.
- NOT: an harassment site designed to “provoke” skeptics.
- NOT: a doxxing site, stalking Wikipedia editors.
- NOT: a ‘conspiracy theory’.
- NOT: published to “cover up” something else on the web.
- NOT: paid for by any alt med or any third party or special interest group.
- NOT: promoting any ideologies, viewpoints, opinions, or beliefs.
- NOT: interested in promoting, debunking, refuting, science or anti-science viewpoints.
Live events, real time publishing, disclaimer.
This website has been published in real time, as events happen or occur.
All posts and pages initially are published un edited, mistakes and all. This is intentional.
Through feedback from the community – these posts become edited, refined, and improved.
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