One of the downsides of being a worldwide tech juggernaut with two billion monthly users is that day-to-day business means playing legal Whac-A-Mole at all times. For Facebook, one legal problem has ended and another has just begun.
Wikipedia is no stranger to scandals, but a quiet update on its administrators’ announcement board reveals a big problem. The site’s CheckUser team recently banned 381 editors’ accounts for “undisclosed paid advocacy”. In other words, these Wikipedians were secretly shilling for brands and even resorting to extortion.