#7 Anti-Israel Editor: Sean.hoyland

[Previously #5]

Sean.hoyland was the #5 Anti-Israel Editor, but we have downgraded him because he has been inactive on Wikipedia for more than one year. This is his last edit, under the Sean.hoyland username.

Sean.hoyland is the personification of what is wrong with Wikipedia. He does not add any content to Wikipedia, he only removes factual content about Israel. He does this by means of the 30/500 policy instituted by his comrades, Huldra and Zero000, which forbids people to edit in the Arab-Israeli topic areas until they have achieved 30 days registered on Wikipedia and at least 500 edits. Sean.hoyland works like a computer, trolling the area and surgically removing all content that he can from pro-Israel editors who don’t meet the instituted standards. (Some believe, in fact, that Sean.hoyland uses a computer for all edits. Some sources suggest that some part of his editing is with the use of a bot) The following edits show exactly how Sean.hoyland works (reverting all pro-Israel edits):

On June 8, 2016, in less than an hour and 45 minutes - from 9:14 AM through 10:56 – Sean.Hoyland made a total of 158 edits. That is 158 edits in 102 minutes, or more than an edit every minute. In fact the record even shows multiple edits per minute in some cases. For example, at 10:56 he made reversions on EIGHT different pages.

Sean.hoyland may argue that he has no agenda, but we have proof that he does (as do the others in his cohort). We created a Wikipedia account, “New York Patty,” pretending to be a pro-Palestinian female college student. Our very first edits on Wikipedia were in articles where all of the anti-Israel editors edit. We placed content that favored their anti-Israel agenda and Sean.hoyland (and the others) never reverted our edits, gave us a warning, reported us, or tried to stop us.

Sean.hoyland identity

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Best of Sean.hoyland edits

Removing information about Roseanne Barr attending an anti-BDS conference in Israel:


==Pro-Israel anti-BDS==

Roseanne Barr was a keynote speaker at a Jerusalem conference discussing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in March, 2016. The conference was sponsored by the Israeli Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth, which also featured speeches by top diplomats, politicians and activists.<ref>http://www.timesofisrael.com/roseanne-barr-brings-anti-bds-rage-to-jerusalem/</ref>

Best of Sean.hoyland discussions

Sean.hoyland wrote this to the Wikipedia community:

Wikipedia's policies are already meaningless. Bear in mind that in practice I have absolute impunity. I can literally do as I please. If blocked I can create as many accounts as I wish, all of which would be impossible to confirm as sockpuppets because, like many others, I have the access to the resources and experience necessary to do that. The fact that I wouldn't do that is just a random factor over which Wikipedia has no effective control whatsoever. Blocking is only effective against people with integrity, which sadly means it is largely ineffective in ARBPIA.

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