12/26/2012 11:27 am ET

Wikipedia's Odd Relationship With The Kazakh Dictatorship

Some of Wikipedia's harshest critics have dug up an embarrassing bit of Wikipedia history in recent days. Most notable: The site's first-ever Wikipedian of the Year is a former paid propaganda flack for the authoritarian Kazakh government, known for its iron control over free media and awful human-rights record.

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