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Reputation-based processes are democratic but insecure

A couple of days ago I commented on a weakness in reputation-based systems:

At the very least it shows the danger of any reputation-based warning system. Reputations can be manipulated, either by lowering the bar (as in this case), or seeding the system.
When is a scam not a scam – or when is marketing a scam?

Here’s an example of seeding the system. All Facebook is reporting a flood of rude messages (in Spanish) on Facebook. This appears to have been achieved by tricking the Facebook translation application.

Due to a flaw in the Facebook Translations application, if enough people vote on an incorrect translation, that phrase will be replace [sic] what was previously a legitimate phrase.
Spanish Facebook Hacked Resulting In Widespread Vulgarity

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