Olivet University, the unnoticed editwar

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Olivet University, the unnoticed editwar

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:49 am

Read this first. It's long, bizarre, and unbelievable.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... d=pl-share

What does it have to do with Wikipedia? Easy--all the articles associated with Olivet University and Dr. David Jang (and his mysterious empire) are being manicured by a succession of sockpuppets. Said empire "allegedly" includes the International Business Times. I always wondered if IBT was some kind of complicated clickbait factory. And now it includes the remains of Newsweek magazine.

This is only a quick sampling of the most obviously-questionable accounts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ellpicking
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /Glory4321
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /Syl.White
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ons/Rr2002
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ns/Hto0501
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... Hokuto.ide
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... 186.53.213
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... earofgrace
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... legitimacy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /Arjayjjay

Only found one SPA so far. Prob. others, but they do not make this easy to find. Mostly revolves around the ongoing glorification of Jaerock Lee.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... ws/Archive

This one is just weird.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /Smithkl42

This is literally the ONLY noticeboard item I could find about the Olivet/Jang business--Doug Weller complaining (and being ignored). FAIL.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... David_Jang

International Business Times was edited by a few similar socks, but is otherwise developing in the usual way. Talkpage is the usual: pro-IBT idiots fighting with Wiki-insider idiots.

"Funny" how the Unification Church keeps coming up as an "associated subject", eh?

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