Who’s Responsible for Aurora’s Wikipedia Infomation
Posted by auroracitizen on March 30, 2011
The following was received from a reader
My daughter needed info on Aurora, googled it, and found the Wikipedia site.
I was really disturbed to see so much biased and old news about last years council that I was hoping someone could please update this site, and correct it. Not sure who supplied all the one-sided info, but a Wiki site should not be the place to air out political problems. Shame on you who used this for their personal platform.
So what’s the deal?
Prior to the last election a number of comments were added that were skewed towards the benefit of defeated Mayoralty candidate Phyllis Morris and her regime — however since then little has been done.
Aurora now has a person who is managing our social media. Wouldn’t it make sense for them to monitor and update Wikipedia?
Importantly, wouldn’t they make sure it is correct? After all, Wikipedia is supposed to reflect the community — not just one candidate. It should hopefully provide a balanced perspective.
Particularly concerning are comments around the Town Councillor Council Code of Conduct/Integrity Commissioner and the Promenade Study — both which were added for political gain and both are badly skewed towards a particular side. Regardless of your position on events — surely we can all agree that this site should represent the best and brightest that is Aurora, not to be manipulated for political purposes. In fact, on the site it identifies that the Town Councillor Council Code of Conduct issue is disputed.
Let’s get this mis-information fixed so when residents and prospective businesses visit the site they get a positive impression.
On a broader platform — what is our overall strategy? Has one been written? What are the objectives of the strategy? Does it align with our economic development and leisure services strategies?
Lots of questions.
Possibly the social media person at the town would care to comment here (we know from last term they are monitoring the site).
Perhaps Council and the CAO could direct them to update the site so it reflects Aurora in a more positive light.