Tag Archives: Wikipedia

Burger King Ad Campaign Predictably Backfires [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Burger King’s latest advert for its Whopper has backfired after the iconic burger’s Wikipedia page was manipulated to claim that the product contains “cyanide” and is “the worst hamburger product” the fast food chain has ever made. On Wednesday, Burger King released a 15-second advert in the US which claimed there was not enough time to explain ...

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Top Google Search Result: Ben Carson & NAMBLA

Thanks to a quote on his Wikipedia page, the first Google search page for Ben Carson includes a link to the Wikipedia entry for NAMBLA. Breitbart says this is the result of “leftist trolling” despite Carson’s infamous 2013 mention of NAMBLA during a denouncement of same-sex marriage. They write: Carson referred to NAMBLA in a March 2013 Hannity appearance. “Marriage ...

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Wikipedia Updates World Marriage Map

As I reported yesterday, Greenland’s Parliament has voted to adopt Denmark’s laws on same-sex marriage. That vote goes into effect on October 1st, prompting Wikipedia’s map monitors to change Greenland’s color to mustard, which means “pending.” That tiny dot of dark green in the Middle East is Israel and if you squint you’ll see that same-sex marriage is also pending ...

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One Last Marriage Map Change?

The last time Wikipedia updated its marriage map, I mused that it was probably the last change we’d see before SCOTUS rules. However following yesterday’s stayed decision in Alabama, the map monitors have advanced the state from purple to mustard. In case you are wondering, it was back in January when Alabama went from red to sapphire.

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NYPD Caught Making Dozens Of Edits To Wikipedia’s Police Brutality Entries

Capital New York has the scoop: Computers operating on the New York Police Department’s computer network at its 1 Police Plaza headquarters have been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of alleged police brutality, a review by Capital has revealed. “The matter is under internal review,” an NYPD spokeswoman, Det. Cheryl Crispin, wrote in an email to Capital after ...

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Wikipedia Map Introduces Purple States

The editors of Wikipedia’s marriage equality page today introduced purple-shaded states to reflect the “complicated” situations in Kansas, Missouri, and Alabama. Most counties in Alabama had issued same-sex marriage licenses for several weeks after a federal court legalized same-sex marriage, but all have stopped in response to a conflicting order by the state supreme court. However, the state court did ...

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Alabama Joins The Sapphire States

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Alabama Advances To Cerulean

Three color changes in three days. Is that a record?

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Alabama Retreats To Red

Our insider at Wikipedia writes this morning to say that he was against advancing Alabama to sapphire on Friday, but was overruled by the other editors.

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South Dakota Turns Mustard

And the number of red states shrinks again.

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Mississippi Retreats To Goldenrod

As Mississippi no longer has a set date for its marriage stay to expire, the Wikipedia map monitors have retreated its color from cerulean to goldenrod. Or is it brown mustard?

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South Carolina & Kansas Turn Sapphire

Not only has South Carolina joined the states displaying our favorite color, Wikipedia’s marriage monitors have decided to remove the red stripes of shame from Kansas even though most counties continue to withhold marriage licenses and state agencies continue to refuse to recognize the marriages that have taken place. Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration will not make any policy changes to ...

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Montana Joins The Sapphire States

Big Sky Country has already turned our favorite shade of blue, thanks to our sort of in-house Wikipedia marriage map monitor. Now we wait for the usual GOP flailing. Is this state #34 or can we not yet fully count Kansas?

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South Carolina Earns Stripes Of Progress

Yesterday the Fourth Circuit Court refused South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s demand to continue the stay on same-sex marriages during his appeal. Almost simultaneously, a separate federal court ruled that South Carolina must recognize out-of-state marriages, prompting Wikipedia’s marriage map monitor to apply the above blue stripes of progress. Late last night Wilson took his stay extension demand to ...

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Red Stripes Of Shame For Kansas

Same-sex marriages commenced yesterday in Kansas following the three-day waiting period that began on Thursday. However nearly 100 of the state’s 105 counties continue to refuse gay couples as state Attorney General Derek Schmidt presses his claim that last week’s ruling only applies to two counties. Therefore, Wikipedia’s marriage map monitor has regressed his map and applied the red stripes ...

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Missouri Changes Its Stripes

Wikipedia’s marriage map monitor, who decloaked this week as a JMG reader, has made a change to reflect the complicated situation in Missouri.

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Missouri Changes Its Stripes

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The Marriage Map Just Got Redder

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Arizona Joins The Map Of Equality States

As there is no stay in this morning’s ruling, the Wikipedia folks immediately updated their map. Notice, however, that Alaska has retreated to light blue. Now we wait to see what the Arizona attorney general and SCOTUS will do.

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UPDATED: Wikipedia Marriage Map

West Virginia just went dark blue and Nevada should join the party this afternoon. Zoom, zoomity, zoom!

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