Church of Scientology Editing on Wikipediaby Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Church of Scientology editing on Wikipedia refers to a series of incidents that led in 2009 to Church of Scientology-owned networks being banned from making edits to Wikipedia articles relating to Scientology. The Church of Scientology has long had a controversial history on the Internet, and has initiated campaigns to manipulate material and remove information critical of the organization from the web. From early in Wikipedia's history, conflict arose within the topic of Scientology on the website. Disputes began in earnest in 2005, with users disagreeing about whether or not to describe Scientology as a cult or religion. In 2006, disagreements within the topic of Scientology on Wikipedia were more specific. Wikipedia user and Scientology critic David Gerard commented to The Daily Telegraph in 2006 that some articles were neutral due to a requirement to reference stated facts.