Public relations vs. knowledge

Generally speaking, electronic information is subject to manipulation in ways that print media cannot be (because of its permanent nature). Corporations embed ads on our web pages for products and news articles based on our browsing habits, and these can change with the refresh of a page. This activity is mostly harmless, but one can imagine political or economic organizations using the same tech for more nefarious purposes. A video from Deutsche Welt explores how public relations companies deliberately edit Wikipedia pages to delete unwanted information and promote products:


— Marcus