Japanese Officials in Hot Water Over Wikipedia
According to the Associated Press, six people in Japan's Agriculture Ministry received reprimands for spending work time contributing to Wikipedia
articles that had nothing to do with agriculture. Taken together, the six contributed 408 times to the user-edited knowledge bank, including one person who contributed 260 times on articles about Gundam, a long-running animated series about giant robots:
"The Agriculture Ministry is not in charge of Gundam," said ministry official Tsutomu Shimomura.
Spoilsport. The others contributed to articles about "movies, typographical mistakes on billboard signs and local politics."
The ministry, however, did not object to their limited contributions on the World Trade Organization and free trade agreements.
Obviously a bunch of wet blanket policy wonks.
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