About a week ago, we posted our List of Heavily Biased Anti-Israel Wikipedia Editors. Since that point, it seems Wikipedia has gone into a tizzy of paranoia. Immediately a new fake user account ("sockpuppet") called "JIDF Threats" posted an "incident report" on Wikipedia requesting "oversight" for the listed editors on the JIDF website.
Wikipedia's terms indicate that oversight:
....is a form of extreme deletion, intended for privacy, defamation and copyrighted information which are to be expunged from any form of usual access. Oversighted edits.........once removed.......cannot be seen even by administrators, nor can they easily be restored to the database.According to "JIDF Threats" the problem we created for Wikipedia is as follows:
The website http://www.thejidf.org has posted a list of wiki editors and asks that people track their edits. This is off wiki harassment and has bearing on the editors as there may be WP:Outing involved. I would urge oversight on any of the individual editors accounts in case this is the case....This is a serious form of harassemnt and presents serious problems for any editor involved in I/P wiki projects and /or pages.Most incident reports on Wikipedia remain posted for a few days at most. This particular incident report about us has now been posted for an entire week. We are unsure why this is the case, but it appears Wikipedia is now considering "oversight" on particular edits in order to hide the evidence of bias in which we have urged people to investigate.
Hiding evidence on Wikipedia is nothing new, as indicated in our "Great Wikipedia Antisemitic Vandalism Mystery," post where we showed how Wikipedia editors and senior admins, went to great length to exercise leniency toward someone who attacked the Wikipedia article about us with flags of jihad and swastikas. We also showed how some Wikipedians went to out of their way to protect that user's identity, even when the antisemitic vandal himself was careless to protect it.
In general, there is great paranoia about "outing" on Wikipedia. This means that editors are concerned about their real information or names getting into the public domain. However, all of the information we have gathered is already in the public domain. We simply have connected dots. In most cases, this is an easy exercise. If people are careless and include personal details about themselves and use their own names on Wikipedia, that is their decision.
- Dr. Deepak Chopra, Your Brain on Wikipedia, the Wikipedia Documentary and Israel
- Israel and Howard Roark
- Thanks to the paranoid antisemtic Wikipedia editors
- Biased Wikipedia: Quick to Criticize, Not So Quick to Improve
- On Wikipedia, there's politics even in the hummus!
- JIDF Guide to Wikipedia
- An example of how articles are ruined in Wikipedia
- SOLVED: The Great Wikipedia Antisemitic Vandalism Mystery