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Attempted Manipulation on Wikipedia

Wikipedia continues to grow in significance. The English-language version of the online encyclopedia racks up several million hits per hour. But there appear to be increasing signs of attempted manipulation - meaning a lot of extra work for the Wikipedia community.

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PR agencies have taken to writing and changing Wikipedia entries on behalf of clients. An investigation has revealed that one in three Wikipedia articles about leading German corporations has been subject to manipulation.