Website Vice magazine and online newspaper Daily Dot conducted a study which revealed growth of cash going to writes as a stimulation for writing articles in English version of Wikipedia. According to the Daily Dot engaged persons were paid between 500 and 1,000 dollars for writing articles, as well as $50 a month for ongoing maintenance of already written articles. The rise of such immoral services is attributed to a new PR company called Wiki-PR, which is marketed under the slogan "The easy way to accurately tell your story on Wikipedia".
It is worth mentioning the case of an unnamed college dean who paid $1,500 to have his profile made on Wikipedia, and currently pays $800 a month for "efforts in the field of media relations" because the mentioned article is regularly deleted.
[Ed - This puts articles on Wikipedia in question as you can never be sure if the article in question is accurate or is a paid story written to convey a particular message.]
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