By Delicious Carbuncle
See also Cover-up begins in Wikipedia’s Gibraltar scandal and Why there is no end to the Gibraltarpedia scandal – or Jimmy Wales’ silence.
It is October 2010. You are watching two middle-aged men give a presentation to CIPR, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. The men are Andrew Turvey and Steve Virgin. At that time, both are Trustees of Wikimedia UK. The presentation is called “What is your Wikipedia strategy?”. On the screen, an artlessly assembled Powerpoint slide entitled “Contributions as ‘soft’ advertising” poses a question to the assembled PR professionals: Imagine having your client’s name on the Front Page of the world’s fifth website?
Jump ahead two years to the present day. There has been some bad press about Wikipedia’s Gibraltarpedia project lately, most recently about the number of “did you know” entries about Gibraltar appearing on
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