"Editing your own entry on Wikipedia is usually the province of vain celebrities keen for some good PR," writes Bobbie Johnson. "But a new website has uncovered dozens of companies that have been editing the site in order to improve their public image. The Wikipedia Scanner, which trawls the backwaters of the popular online encyclopaedia, has unearthed a catalogue of organisations massaging entries, including the CIA and the Labour party. ... But the biggest culprit that the Scanner claims to have discovered is Diebold, a supplier of e-voting machines, which it says has made huge alterations to entries about its involvement in the controversial 'hanging chad' election in the US in 2000."
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