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  •  Why not let them keep Wikipedia informed as well? (3+ / 0-)
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    kurt, Granny Doc, DvCM

    Which is better, having information hidden in some obscure corner of a government web site, or having it on Wikipedia where it can easily be found by anyone who is interested?

    I agree that the Government should not be in the business of editing Wikipedia with propaganda.  But is it automatically wrong for them to make non-controversial updates with purely fact-based information?

    congratulations on your foreskin -- osteriser

    by bartman on Sat Jan 27, 2007 at 07:40:50 PM PST

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    •  The issue is transparency. (10+ / 0-)

      In the case cited, the government was not posting OPENLY. The person in question was covering her tracks. As noted by another poster, this may be in violation of the anti-propaganda law.

      I have no problem with government employees contributing to open-source resources like Wikipedia. But I demand that they identify themselves and follow the rules. In this case, Mrs. Hightower did neither.

      Blessed are the arrogant...for they shall be really impressed with themselves.

      by homogenius on Sat Jan 27, 2007 at 08:19:12 PM PST

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    •  they can add links to their stuff (0+ / 0-)

      how about

      and individuals that just work can do what they like as citizens, applying their personal knowledge.

      strong infrastructure, fair play and sober leadership

      by pyrrho on Sat Jan 27, 2007 at 11:20:29 PM PST

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