‘A beautiful piece of engineering‘The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has frozen the accounts of 10 users that it says are confirmed to be linked to the public relations firm Bell Pottinger. A further 10 have been listed as suspected or likely ‘sockpuppets’ – accounts operated by someone who is not who they claim to be.
Of the 10 Wikipedia accounts suspended for being involved in suspected tampering by Bell Pottinger, two have gone to great lengths to give the impression they are real people.
One of these accounts, ‘Biggleswiki’, lists a number of personal details about himself on his user page. He claims that his name is David Biggles, and that he was born on November 2 1979 in Hammersmith, London...read more