/e/ and Wikipedia
It began when the article on /e/ was nominated for deletion, which saw multiple single purpose accounts created to falsely oppose the AFD (Article For Deletion) nomination, and resulted in an initial sock-puppet investigation being launched, unfortunately without effect.
Later, the sock-puppet accounts began adding false, unnecessary and promotional information to the /e/ article (see history starting from here).
Even though the section was later removed for being considered biased by the greater Wikipedia community, a new sock-puppet investigation was launched, and resulted in the two sock-puppet users being blocked from further Wikipedia activity.
We at ewwlo will continue working to make that so.
Gaël has also used Wikipedia sock-puppetry (specifically, edits by the aforementioned sock-puppet accounts) to promote himself and his Mandrake GNU/Linux dis-distribution.
Ewwlo has a chart of all known /e/ sock-puppet and single-purpose accounts:
|Account name||Blocked||Created on||Primary activity|
|Caliwing||Yes||10th February 2017||Promoting /e/, Gael, and Mandrake GNU/Linux|
|Indidea||Yes||14th June 2013||See Caliwing|
|No||7th December 2018||Opposing the deletion nomination for the /e/ article|
|Amitkma||No||3rd December 2018||See Patrick lp|
|Olivierd13||No||15th May 2013||See Patrick lp|
|FranckLefevre||No||29th November 2011||See Patrick lp, and small amounts of insignificant editing to add legitimacy|
|AlexduCens||No||3rd December 2018||See Patrick lp, and generic vandalism later reverted by the Wikipedia edit filter|
NOTE: Patrick LP may be a real person (https://t.me/ewwlo/7406)
Check here for more updates.
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