Electronic Arts was caught red-fingered
yesterday revising the company's Wikipedia profile and removing some key people (founder Trip Hawkins
) and controversies (EA Spouse
) from its history.
Statements given by an EA spokesperson to GamesIndustry.biz
concerning the matter indicate that the publisher feels that its employees committed no wrongdoing. "Many companies routinely post updates on websites like Wikipedia to ensure accuracy
of their own corporate information," said the spokesperson (emphasis added by us). Of course, omitting key information -- such as who created your company -- is itself inaccurate.
As previously noted, many of the edits have already been reversed by the Wikipedia community.