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Sock Puppet Theatre

John Lott keeps trying to use sock puppets to scrub his wikipedia page of criticism. Unfortunately other wikipedia users undo his changes, he makes them again and he gets into an edit war. He’s used his socks to try to alter the page many many times. (See round 1 round 2 round 3). This weekend…

New Scientist on sock puppets

New Scientist has an article on sock puppets (subscription required): IF YOU thought sock puppets were made merely for the amusement of small children, think again. In cyberspace, a sock puppet is a vandal’s alter ego, an additional account that they use to pose as a different user and tamper with facts and dishonestly promote…

More Lott sock puppets

The edit war on the Wikipedia article on John Lott has continued. Lott has now tried changing the page to his preferred version almost 50 times. The trouble he has encountered is that since his changes are so unreasonable at least half a dozen people have been undoing them. So, if you were Lott and…

Lott vs Wikipedia round 3 continued

The John Lott article at Wikipedia was unprotected and the edit war has restarted. Lott is using a sockpuppet called Timewarp to try to make massive changes to the article. Some of the additions he wants to make are interesting: Although Lott has published in academic journals regarding education, voting behavior of politicians, industrial organization,…

Lott vs Wikipedia, round 3?

All kinds of action over at the Wikipedia page on John Lott, with someone using the handle “Timewarp” starting an edit war that has led to the page being temporarily protected from changes to encourage Timewarp to discuss the changes he wants. Timewarp has denied being John Lott, but sure sounds a lot like him.

Wikipedia 2, John Lott 0

Last year an anonymous person from the American Enterprise Institute repeatedly tried and failed to remove all criticism of Lott from his wikipedia page. He eventually admitted to being Lott and claimed that the “posting contains a huge number of inaccuracies and outright lies”. Over the past few weeks a sequence of more subtle changes…

John Lott’s number two fan

Last year blogger Xrlq dismissed my criticism of Lott as “paranoid rantings” and “gratuitous attacks on Lott personally”, calling me “Dim”, “Timwit”, “Timbecile”, “a jerk” and “Dim Lambert”. This year I noted that Lott had signed his name to a review of Freakonomics using the same Amazon account that he used for a five-star review…

Back in 2003 I reported on The Case of the File from the Future, where Lott tried to destroy some incriminating evidence, but did it so ineptly that he made things worse for himself. Well, he’s done it again. After I posted the story of Economist123 and his book reviews, “Tom H” (one of Lott’s…

You’ve met Mary Rosh and maximcl and Washingtonian. Now meet Bob H and Tom H and Sam and Kevin H and Too bad Tim is not very accurate and Gregg. Yes, Lott created a whole army of sockpuppets that he uses to post comments on my blog. At first he would use just one sock…

Note to John Lott

If you use a pseudonym to post a five-star review of your book: More Guns, Less Crime by John Lott Important accurate info that Opponents constantly distort, November 8, 2001 Reviewer: Economist123 – See all my reviews This is by far the most comprehensive study ever done on guns. It provides extensive evidence on waiting…