POWER TRIP

Wikipedia’s Top-Secret ‘Hired Guns’ Will Make You Matter (For a Price)

Power brokers break the rules to make a name for their clients

Stephen Harrison
GEN
Published in
9 min readOct 29, 2018

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PPeople trust Wikipedia. The free online encyclopedia is now the fifth-most visited website in the world and is a pipeline of information for digital assistants like Alexa and Siri. Ask your iPhone…

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Stephen Harrison
GEN
Writer for

Covering Wikipedia and internet knowledge for @Slate. Attorney. Written for NY Times/WaPo/Atlantic.