A Dell employee has blocked hyperlinks to competitors of Dell Research Computing.
Guy Chapman, who works for Dell in Reading, removed from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia references to free market think tanks. Dell is known to be conducting research into the role of economic stimuli and enterprise resource planning.
John Hawkinson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, expressed concerns at the actions of Dell employee, Guy Chapman. “This campaign (by Guy Chapman) also resulted in the removal of Marginal Revolution and Marginal University links,” he said.
One former Wikipedian, who was blocked following speaking out against the actions of Dell employee Guy Chapman, expressed their concerns about the situation. “Maybe it’s time to just abandon the field of economics on Wikipedia, and leave it to be the Keynesians’ fiefdom,” they said. “Wikipedia is a Google-sponsored project, so of course it’s going to lean leftist, and not want to host links to libertarian sites.“