Scientology is having a tough time at the moment. While the church is being tried for organizational fraud in France, Wikipedia has decided to block organization’s IP addresses and to prohibit many individual editors from contributing to entries on Scientology. The decision comes after a long-running edit war between proponents and opponents of the church whose biased contributions do not seem to comply with the online encyclopaedia’s principle of neutrality. Read full story here.
Secrecy and New Religious Movements: Concealment, Surveillance, and Privacy in a New Age of Information
By Hugh B. Urban , Ohio State University
(Vol. 2, November 2007)
From Exotics to Brainwashers: Portraying New Religions in Mass Media
By Sean McCloud, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(Vol. 1, August 2006)
See also this previous post on Scientology