A ROW has broken out over paid promotions of the Rock after a board member of a firm linked to Wikipedia was hired to promote Gibraltar on the site.
Concerns were raised after the territory featured a staggering 17 times during August on the free online encyclopedia’s ‘Did you know…’ section – with only the Olympics featuring more often.
It has now been revealed that Roger Bamkin, a board member with Wikimedia UK – which is closely linked to Wikipedia – signed a contract with the Gibraltar government to publicise the Rock on the website.
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has stepped in to the row by stating that ‘of course’ he is ‘extremely unhappy’ about the ‘disgusting’ situation.
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