There’s an article about Brett Kimberlin on Wikipedia. It’s accurate, so Brett Kimberlin has tried to have it taken down. His deletion request was, at least in part, about the effect the article was having on his fund raising.
I have been the subject of a right-wing smear job that lasted years because of my work running a progressive non-profit. Right wingers have used this WP as part of their toolset against me, knowing full well that anyone who considers working with or funding me will consult WP first.
The TKPOTD for five years ago today, dealt with Kimberlin attempt to have the article removed from Wikipedia.
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Brett Kimberlin wants his Wikipedia page taken down. Patterico has details. He quotes at length from The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin’s whining requests for deletion. The Wikipedia editors all seem inclined to keep the article. One editor notes that the
idea that someone can campaign to have their own article deleted because it contains … accurate … information about them is absurd.
The Artisan Craft Blog is also on the case.
Moral of the story? You can run from your past, but not the internet. If Wikipedia deletes the article, others will republish the truth. Ten years from now, Google Brett Kimberlin, and you’ll still find the truth.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
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Vigilant Vindex posted this cartoon as a comment to the original post.