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Richard Sherman Wikipedia page vandalized after The Interview

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:07am
Richard Sherman Post-Game Interview Screen Shot

I did not know who Richard Sherman was until last night.

When Twitter exploded with Twit-rage over something Sherman said, I didn’t know what everyone was talking about because I didn’t watch the end of the San Francisco-Seattle football game.

So I searched Sherman’s name and then clicked on his Wikipedia page, and ...

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Mission accomplie

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:06pm

The primary goal of ElizabethWarrenWiki.org was to serve as a resource for people who don’t have the time to search dozens of websites and blogs.

So when I stumbled on this at HuffPo the other day, it was one of those moments.

The accusation was about Republicans lying about Elizabeth Warren:

The response:

A secondary...

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The incredible shrinking Elizabeth Warren Wikipedia Cherokee / Native American entry

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:30am

I haven’t watched the video embedded at the bottom of this post in a long time.

I saw it while doing some fix up at ElizabethWarrenWiki.org, on the Elizabeth Warren Refusal To Meet With Native Americans page.

Every time I see progressives sing the praises about Warren, I think about how willingly they...

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Announcing ElizabethWarrenWiki.org

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:25am

We are pleased to announce the launch of Elizabeth Warren Wiki (ElizabethWarrenWiki.org), the most comprehensive source of information and documentation with regard to Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth A. Warren.

The site originally was conceived, days before the 2012 election, as The Elizabeth Warren File, a place where we could collect the massive amount...

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“Great grandma was a Cherokee”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:30am

Genealogist Megan Smolenyak is quoted in The Wall Street Journal article about common misperceptions about family lore, “Grandma Did What?” Digging Up the Roots of Family Lore.

One of those common misperceptions, according to Smolenyak, is as follows:

“Great grandma was a Cherokee.” Many people with high cheekbones and ancestors who lived in...

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The inaccurate, incomplete Elizabeth Warren Wikipedia entry and edit war

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:59am

For background, see my prior posts:

Since then, the cleansing of Warren’s entry continues, with people who clearly...

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Elizabeth Warren Wikipedia page ethnically cleansed, again

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:48am

After we called attention to the fact that Elizabeth Warren’s Wikipedia page had been cleansed of its section on her (false) claim to be Cherokee, a vigorous debate took place among editors of Wikipedia since the expungement of the information violated Wikipedia’s rules.

The section was restored, but in a less comprehensive...

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Wikipedia expert — removal of Elizabeth Warren Cherokee controversy “contrary to Wikipedia rules”

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Guest Post by Leigh Thelmadatter  ▪  Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 5:04pm

WAJ intro — I am very pleased that one of the true experts on the workings of Wikipedia, someone who noticed and acted on the Elizabeth Warren controversy, agreed to explain how Wikipedia works, how the removal of information about Warren happened, and how citizens c...

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Finally, Elizabeth Warren refuses to check the Native American box

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 11:00am

Via Boston Herald, Liz won’t beat drum:

Despite repeated claims she is “proud” of her Cherokee heritage, newly minted U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is keeping that pride under wraps and won’t be taking advantage of a chance to officially list herself as the Bay State’s first Native American U.S. senator.

Aides said Warren,...

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Cherokee controversy restored to Elizabeth Warren Wikipedia page

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8:15am

In my post yesterday, Elizabeth Warren Wikipedia page ethnically cleansed, I noted that the lengthy explanation of Elizabeth Warren’s false claim to be Cherokee had been almost entirely purged from Warren’s Wikipedia page.

My post set off some pretty vigorous debate among editors at Wikipedia.

One of the editors, who did not get his...

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Elizabeth Warren Wikipedia page ethnically cleansed (Update — partial restoration)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 7, 2013 at 9:17am

One of the greatest controversies surrounding Elizabeth Warren was her claim to be Native American, specifically Cherokee.

The controversy was sparked in late April 2012, when the Boston Herald revealed that in the late 1990s Harvard Law School had promoted...

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