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Friday, October 17

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...over at The Dark Wraith Forums:

This is an article from The Register about the role played by Wikipedia and The Wall Street Journal in the run-up to the meltdown of the financial services sector: "Emails show journalist rigged Wikipedia's naked shorts." People were warning about the disaster that was coming, but their warnings were kept from the public, their reputations were sometimes trashed, and their writings were banned from major publications. This is not just a cautionary tale about how "conspiracy theorists" can turn out to be the ones telling the honest truth, but it should also serve as a red flag to people who rely on everything from august publications like The Wall Street Journal to Wikipedia for information. Trust sources like these at your own peril: it's not just what you read that should be treated with suspicion; far worse, it's what you don't know—the information that's being kept from you—that can be critically important.

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