Response testing/WMF Projects/MikeHandel

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The Mike Handel affair[edit | edit source]

This incident was one of the more clearly documented examples of response testing on WMF projects. In short, a fake biography with information which was harmful to the albeit non-existent subject was on Wikipedia's front page for a short period. In this page we will discuss the methodology of the 'tester', and see what issues the matter raised, and whether or not any lessons have been able to be learned.

To begin, please read this blog post from the instigator of this response test.