Ousting wiki from Wikipedia…

Wikipedia-WTFI just read a disturbing article in the Economist about Wikipedia that makes me wonder just how much the content is really “crowd sourced.”  Essentially, the administrators of said site were quietly changing the categories (and then later the entry of the author who brought the changes to light by removing the link to her New York Times article which pointed out the changes they were making) so that all American female authors were shifted into a separate sub-category called American Women Authors, leaving only male authors in the American Authors category. Evidently, it’s stirred up quite the controversy at Wikipedia.

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