Wikimedia U.K. under investigation, fund access cut
Two weeks ago, a Wikimedia U.K. trustee named Roger Bamkin was exposed in a paid PR scandal that embarrassed the organization behind the Internet’s community encyclopedia. Bamkin was accused of doing special favors on Wikipedia for a paid client, the tiny country Gibraltar.
A week later, Bamkin quit, but was not exactly apologetic.
But that’s not the end of the story. Wikimedia U.K. has had control of its funding taken away and is under investigation by the parent Wikimedia Foundation.
A joint statement issued by the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia U.K. said an ethics investigation will…
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