The Devil You Don’t Know


Live Aid concert after dark at JFK Stadium, Ph...

Live Aid concert after dark at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Illusion of Charity
Live Aid 2005 was the most successful concert for charity that raised more than 50 million pounds. But aid expert David Rieff argues that the guilt-stricken donations helped fund a brutal resettlement programme that may have killed up to 100,000. Watch how politics and PR people manipulated the charity event

The Wikis You Don’t Know
A Wiki is defined as a website developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content. Now the 2 most popular wikis, Wikipedia and Wikileaks, are both under fire for different reasons

Censorship, Revenge Editing & Bribes
I mentioned in one of my post that Islam is older than Christianity. One of my online friends replied we will have to edit Wikipedia since it says otherwise. I searched for evidence for my claim and sent it to reply. Do you think I should still trust Wikipedia? There are even articles rewritten by corporations, politicians, and organisations for their own favour

‘Not only does the type of power-loaded editing evidenced by Wales conjure a whopping potential conflict of interest from a so-called unbiased Wikipedia spokesperson, it also adds an unfortunate boatload of icky weight to the idea that Wikipedia is not the neutral information source it purports to be.

‘What’s harder to pinpoint – and subsequently deal with – are changes deliberately geared to promote or positively slant information written about certain organisations or businesses, or edits made without good faith. Wikipedia itself documents multiple self-interest edits made to articles by corporations, politicians and organisations determined to rewrite history in their own favour (or worse, fabricate alternate versions of events documented for the benefit of the public).
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Anonymous Dumps Wikileaks [VIDEO]
‘The hacking collective insists it will not attack any of the Wikileaks web assets, as the site is considered a media outlet. According to the group, any future attacks on the site attributed to them is a “lie”, but what they can and will do is withdraw support not only for the whistleblower site, but for Julian Assange — who is currently taking refuge in the London-based Ecuadorian embassy.

‘”No longer will Anonymous risk prison to defend WikiLeaks or Julian Assange from their enemies. No longer will Anonymous risk prison to supply material for WikiLeaks disclosures. Anonymous turns it’s back on WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks has with it’s actions this past 48 hours betrayed Anonymous, and thus has lost it’s biggest and most powerful supporter.”…’
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