Wikipedia Founder Accused of Improper Edits, Lavish Spending

Recent blog posts from Wikipedia ex-employee Danny Wool touched off a series of scandals earlier this week, centered around Wikipedia founder and chair emeritus Jimmy Wales.Wool, writing in his blog, “All’s Wool that Ends Wool,” claims that Wales improperly used Wikimedia Foundation funds to cover lavish personal expenses, including visits to a massage parlor in […]

Recent blog posts from Wikipedia ex-employee Danny Wool touched off a series of scandals earlier this week, centered around Wikipedia founder and chair emeritus Jimmy Wales.

Wool, writing in his blog, “All’s Wool that Ends Wool,” claims that Wales improperly used Wikimedia Foundation funds to cover lavish personal expenses, including visits to a massage parlor in Moscow and expensive wine for friends.

The claims appear to be part of the fallout from Wales’ high-profile breakup with Canadian TV commentator Rachel Marsden. Shortly afterwards, gossip blog Valleywag started receiving copies of lurid chat transcripts supposedly between Wales and Marsden, purportedly from Marsden’s friends.

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Wikipedia, Scandals