Berkeley lecturer tries to get students to push anti-Trump POV on Wikipedia, gets indefinitely banned instead

Editing Wikipedia is done by humans, and sometimes these humans have various ideas they want to push. I have covered a few questionable cases before on Twitter, but will repost here. Who do we blame for this particular incident, Commies or Antisemites? Swedish or Jew? Same page Enter Michel Gelobter Michael is a Berkeley lecturer,…

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Web scraping with R using rvest & spatial autocorrelation

Scraping with R Although other languages are probably more suitable for web scraping (e.g. Python with Scrapy), R does have some scraping capabilities. Unsurprisingly, the ever awesome Hadley has written a great package for this: rvest. A simple tutorial and demonstration of it can be found here, which I the one I used. To do…

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Review of Metapedia’s Race and Intelligence review

Wikipedian battlegrounds For those who don’t know, Wikipedia is a common battleground for the ideological part of the race and intelligence debate. One can see this in the talk pages of these articles. See also the discussion of the phenomenon here. The most active pushers of environment-only right now are WeijiBaikeBianji and maunus. WBB got…

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