From The Daily Dot:
The non-profit that runs Wikipedia is facing serious questions about its employee vetting process as one of its veteran software developers has admitted to flagrantly violating encyclopedia policy by using a “sockpuppet” to harass another user.
Wikipedians who looked into the case further soon discovered that Ryan Kaldari, who has worked at the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) for four years, also ran Snuffster—a parody of early social networking site Friendster, hosting images of murder victims, including children.
Sockpuppeting” is the use of a fake, secondary account to make edits or comments that then cannot be traced back to the puppeteer’s primary account. Kaldari used a “sockpuppet” to complain about a “pattern of continued incivility” on the part of Wikipedia editor Eric Corbett.
The allegations might seem minor, but sockpuppetry is a clear violation of Wikipedia policy’s against fake accounts.
Read the Complete Report From The Daily Dot
See Also: Wikipedia: “Extensive Network of Clandestine Paid Advocacy Exposed” (October 11, 2013)