Yes. Corporations are global, so we need to be as well.
Corporations have more power over our day-to-day lives than the government. Globalisation has meant they don’t really care about individual nation states, unless their revenues are threatened.
Other factors are just as important, maybe more so, such as climate change, inequality, poverty, injustice…
But corporations lie at the heart of some of these problems.
And we at Wikko are content to deal with just one part of the jigsaw puzzle.
No. We’re totally independent.
Because it’s the 5th most visited site in the world. It’s the nearest thing we have to a permanent record.
And it’s used by opinion formers who make judgements about a corporation by what they see in Wikipedia.
You need a computer or laptop, an internet connection, and the time to look for articles on corporate bad behaviour.
You ought to have a basic level of IT skill, such as editing a Word document, and be familiar with working online.
You should be committed to doing the work.
That’s it. Articles about wrong doing by corporations are usually in big headlines. You don’t have to look very far.
You don’t need to be especially political. It helps to be a bit angry with the way the world is.
We need 36 volunteers in total. We interview all candidates, just to ensure a good fit, and to check we’re the right organisation for them, and vice versa.
Because too many stories about corporate misdeeds are being lost. Unless they go into Wikipedia, these stories will die within a few days.
No one else is taking responsibility to ensure the stories are put into Wikipedia.
Yes. But together we are stronger and more knowledgeable.
No. Anyone can edit a Wikipedia page?
Yes. But we can add them back.
Most corporations don’t get around to doing anything about it, or feel unable to do so.
Some organisations seem impervious to criticism. Others are nervous about bad publicity. But there is a growing groundswell of opinion that corporations need to be controlled. Wikko is helping to boost awareness.
We aren’t using others’ work. We merely draw attention to their work. Every time we put an article into Wikipedia, we cite the source. That means the original site gets credit, and makes more people aware of it. Think of us as a free booster rocket.
Contributing to the work of Wikko gives you what the social scientists call ‘agency’. You’re having an effect on your world, as opposed to being a victim. By volunteering you will feel more in control. Plus, you’re be getting your own back on the bad guys.
Wikko was created by Kit Sadgrove, who creates niche political activist groups. He’s non-aligned socialist.
We allocate you ten random days in the next 12 months. Your task is to scan the newspapers and news websites for corporate misbehaviour. You add your findings to Wikipedia, and log it on Wikko. How much time and effort you put in is up to you.
It’s fairly straightforward. If you can edit a Word document, you can edit a Wikipedia article. We give you training.
Got a question we haven’t answered? Contact us here: https://wikko.com/contact-us/