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Creating a reliable and well-cited knowledge source on the backs of an open and anonymous entry system is a challenge, but its to the dedicated credit of core editors on Wikipedia that the information gets (and stays) vetted for the education of the online community. The Daily Dot offers a glimpse into the tight-knit and methodical world of Wikipedia editors with this intriguing story about uncovering hundreds of “sockpuppets” — fake accounts manipulated by a single source. The drama and mystery surrounding the so-called “morning227 network” shows the lengths people will go to get their own Wikipedia presence.

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  1. Cross checking and matching ip of various accounts, without actually showing real ip can be automated. But such a move will be opposed by powerful wikipedia users who can check user ip.

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