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Wikipedia reported 'infiltration' by a Chinese group, banned seven users after

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Wikipedia suffered an "infiltration" by a Chinese group that "threatened the very foundations" of the site, the BBC reported. As a result, the Wikimedia Foundation has banned seven editors from mainland China and removed administrator privileges from another 12, Wikimedia VP of Community Maggie Dennis wrote in a blog post. 


The foundation said it was fighting a situation called "capture," in which a group gains control of Wikipedia edits to favor a viewpoint. It has been investigating the infiltration for nearly a year, and acted following "credible threats" to volunteer safety that "led us to prioritize rapid response," Dennis wrote. 



China being China

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1 hour ago, Diffident said:

This isn't the only thing they have infiltrated.


Just a couple months ago while promoting "F9" John Cena succumbed to Chinese pressure by apologizing for referring to Taiwan as a "country".

That wasn't John Cena and it didn't have anything to do with infiltration. That was purely a business move from Universal. Had he not apologised, the movie, if not, the entire Fast and Furious franchise  could have got banned in China and that is an absolutely huge market.

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