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'''Mobocracy''' is a synonym for ''ochlocracy'', the rule by a group of [[people]] unrestrained by any meaningful principles.  A mobocracy has a tendency to be arbitrary and to engage in [[bully]]ing towards critics or dissenters. Wikis and other online communities tend towards mobocracy if strong measures aren't taken to prevent this. Many conservatives feel that [[Wikipedia]] takes inadequate measures. <ref>Chris Edwards. [http://blog.hackingcough.com/2007/03/on-wikipedia-no.htm On Wikipedia, nobody's sure you're a prof], ''HackingCaugh'', 1 March 2007.</ref>
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'''Mobocracy''' is a synonym for ''ochlocracy'', the rule by a group of [[people]] unrestrained by any meaningful principles.  A mobocracy has a tendency to be arbitrary and to engage in [[bully]]ing towards critics or dissenters. Wikis and other online communities tend towards mobocracy if strong measures aren't taken to prevent this. Many conservatives feel that [[Wikipedia]] takes inadequate measures.<ref>Chris Edwards. [http://blog.hackingcough.com/2007/03/on-wikipedia-no.htm On Wikipedia, nobody's sure you're a prof], ''HackingCaugh'', 1 March 2007.</ref>
  
 
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Mobocracy is a synonym for ochlocracy, the rule by a group of people unrestrained by any meaningful principles. A mobocracy has a tendency to be arbitrary and to engage in bullying towards critics or dissenters. Wikis and other online communities tend towards mobocracy if strong measures aren't taken to prevent this. Many conservatives feel that Wikipedia takes inadequate measures.[1]

References

  1. Chris Edwards. On Wikipedia, nobody's sure you're a prof, HackingCaugh, 1 March 2007.