In the news

In the news

Lawsuit over Nazi symbols

Wikipedia sued for 'aiding neo-Nazis' - Katina Schubert, a German politician, filed charges against Wikipedia, on the basis that the German language site contains too much Nazi symbolism (see related story).

Naked short selling articles attract controversy

Wikipedia black helicopters circle Utah's Traverse Mountain - Judd Bagley, head of communications at, had discovered that an anonymous user was making edits about naked short selling on Wikipedia. These edits, in his opinion, were biased and removed reference to a presentation by Patrick Byrne, CEO of Bagley believed that the edits were due to Gary Weiss, who is a strong critic of Byrne, and naked shorting, but who denies making the edits. Bagley tried to prove his claims to Wikipedia administrators, and at one point, sent spyware to track the opening of files that he claimed as evidence. Ultimately, the IP address ranges used by Bagley and were blocked, a ban justified, according to UK press officer David Gerard, by Bagley's "abuse of the wiki".

Other mentions

Other recent mentions in the online press include:

Also this week:
  • German Wikipedia
  • Citing Wikipedia
  • WikiWorld
  • News and notes
  • In the news
  • WikiProject report
  • Features and admins
  • Technology report
  • Arbitration report

  • (← Previous In the news) Signpost archives (Next In the news→)

    + Add a comment

    Discuss this story

    "the charges have been dropped" is an inaccurate description, as it is apparently not legally possible to withdraw this kind of criminal complaint, and there hasn't been a statement from the prosecutor yet. See my remarks at User talk:Michael Snow/German Wikipedia. And to imply a causal connection to "some of the symbols are being removed" is a bit too much Schubert's POV - instead, many people attributed her withdrawal to the stiff opposition that she had to face, including from several members of her own party, and to the legal futility of the complaint. Regards, High on a tree (talk) 02:52, 12 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]

    I wonder why is there no mention that Polish Wikipedia was sued that week too.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 04:59, 16 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]

    I only know about things if people report them to the tip line, Google News picks it up, or I happen to stumble across it one day. enochlau (talk) 07:10, 16 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]
    Right... see my link above to my report in the tip line. I just wonder if I should use it again, or is it forgotten? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 03:25, 17 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]
    I must've missed it. Sorry about that. enochlau (talk) 04:09, 17 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]
    No problem. I was wondering if I didn't provide enough info or if it wasn't interesting enough. Do you think we can mention this in a future edition? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 05:59, 17 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]
    I'll mention it briefly in the December 17 edition that I'm writing now. enochlau (talk) 12:38, 17 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]


    The Signpost · written by many · served by Sinepost V0.9 · 🄯 CC-BY-SA 4.0