Wikibombing

I saw an exhibition at the Scott Polar Museum yesterday which made a passing referencing to ‘wikibombing’ as a practice. In this case there was a concerted project to produce wikipedia entries for female explorers and scientists who were absent from the site. I’m recording it here because it’s a useful phrase I hadn’t heard before for an activity which is only going to become more common with time. It’s also an interesting example of initiatives which tend to be obscured by rhetoric about ‘post-truth’ because it’s clearly not a politicisation of knowledge, as much as a politicisation of the representation of knowledge.

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