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Wikipedia Breaks Scientologists’ Editing Pencils

Wikipedia has lowered the boom on the Church of Scientology.

Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology from editing any articles. It’s a punishment for repeated and deceptive editing of articles related to the controversial religion. The landmark ruling comes from the inner circle of a site that prides itself on being open and inclusive.

In a 10-1 ruling Thursday, the site’s arbitration council voted to ban users coming from all IP addresses owned by the Church of Scientology and its associates, and further banned a number of editors by name. The story was first reported by The Register.

Suggestions to Wikipedia: Block edits coming from politicians’ campaign offices, too. And from vitriolic McCain haters at Microsoft.

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