Encyclopedia Dramatica:ED in the News

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Encyclopedia Dramatica (ED) is a major and very important Internets website whose Alexa rank sometimes reaches the 1,000~ range, making it among roughly the Top 1,000 Websites on the entire World Wide Web. It is considered a safe site by McAfee. Conservapedia had an article on us, and Uncyclopedia has several articles and a category about us too. ED is recognized as the "Best Place to find the Lulz". ArchiveToday-favicon.png(archive)

Last Thursday, Wikipedia was soaked in its own tears when they finally followed their own fucking policies and allowed an article on Encyclopedia Dramatica. Formerly, the only place you could see the version deleted by tearful admins was at Wikitruth here.

ED is known for its biting humor, witty and critical commentary, and all-around greatness. It gets mentioned in the news a lot too:

ED is noticeably more popular than other unfunny websites.
Even Google noticed it.
Some links may be dead because they are so old. It would be really awesome if you went to archive.org or archive.is and found them.
Police.gif Please add {{newspaper|news article url}} at the beginning of the mentioned article(s) by the news


June 2005


January 2006

April 2006

  • ED gets featured in Wikipedia's "Wikizine". See Archive.

May 2006

August 2006

  • A German news article is one of the first to mention the craigslist experiment and links to the ED article on the same.
  • The University of Amsterdam blogs about the SlimVirgin article on ED (link).

Further Reading

August 2006 The Craigslist Controversy

September 2006

TV news coverage

International news coverage


  • Boing Boing (post by Xeni Jardin) (link).
  • Broowaha (link).
  • Good Morning Silicon Valley (link).
  • Ten Zen Monkeys - "Webzine" (link).
  • Waxy (link).
  • Wired Blogs - 27BStroke6: 1, 2

News websites


March 2007

  • Alternet.org, an award-winning news magazine, links to the John Edwards article on ED in their blog.
  • 10 Zen Monkeys "Webzine" - again, on John Edwards (link).

July 2007

August 2007

November 2007

  • A Serbian news source mentions ED whilst writing about the Craigslist controversy. (link).

December 2007


January 2008

  • Gawker ArchiveToday-favicon.pnglink.
  • Wired magazine (link).
  • Lestercavestany.com (link).
  • Riight, inc and riight.com. all rights reserved (link).
  • MND, one of the top 75 most popular right-of-center websites for 2007 (link).
  • Online Opinion is a professional Australian e-journal: "Articles are gathered from a variety of independent sources" (link).
  • The Synthesis Magazine blogs about it (link).
  • Wikipedos at wikinews (link)

TV News Coverage

February 2008

March 2008

  • LAist, a news website about Los Angeles, talks about a person who uses the site in a Scientology related article (link).
  • Gawker links to the Rickroll in an article about Rickrolling ArchiveToday-favicon.pnglink.

April 2008

  • Newteevee cites ED in a blog entry about Rickrolling (link).
  • Citypaper.com writes an article about Anonymous/Scientology which refers to ED as: "A humor wiki, Encyclopedia Dramatica, chronicles various internet pranks, raids, and drama" (link).
  • The University Register of the University of Minnesota cites ED in reference to Chanology (link).

May 2008

Ninemsn's article.
  • Ninemsn does an article explicitly about ED itself (link).
  • Ninemsn links to the Chin-chan page in another article - "'Chin-Chan', a girl with an unfortunately sunken chin)." (link).

June 2008

August 2008

September 2008

November 2008

  • ED page about a hacker gets linked to by The Register (link).

December 2008


January 2009

February 2009

  • ED gets linked to in an LA Weekly Column (link).

March 2009

April 2009

  • ED is mentioned in a leaked government document "2009 Virginia Terrorism Threat Assessment" (on Slashdot).
  • ED is mentioned along with other sites which are used to cyberstalk internet denizens (link).

May 2009

  • Article about how the craigslist troll was sued. (link).
  • Part of the Jessica Valenti article is quoted in an interview with the subject (in The Guardian and on u.tv).
  • Cracked article cites and quotes multiple ED articles as part of a review of of five wikis other than TOW. link.
  • The Consumerist has an article about car warranty robo-callers which bizarrely mentions ED
  • Wired article cites and quotes Creepy Chan entry on the wiki. Full details located here.
The waifish, wide-eyed blonde’s self-portraits — which she’d posted on the web — circulated in that community in 2005, according to Encyclopedia Dramatica, the canonical record of all things channish.


—From the article.

September 2009

Study the pages of the Encyclopedia Dramatica wiki, where the vast parallel universe of Anonymous in-jokes, catchphrases, and obsessions is lovingly annotated, and you will discover an elaborate trolling culture.



October 2009


January 2010

February 2010

March 2010

  • Ninemsn publishes an interview with our classiest of moderators. It makes excellent arguments on the merits of free speech!
Largely the problem with the younger generation is that they've grown up in a bubble of Fisher Price rounded corners and bright colors where costumed animals never tell them anything that could hurt anyone's feelings. It is no wonder that they've grown up stunted and are unable to survive in the workplace. Preventing children from viewing political speech is doing them a massive disservice. ....

If Christ were here again today he'd probably start a website and people would be crying for its censorship.


Ninemsn, Interview with Encyclopedia Dramatica Moderator.

Love or hate ED, actions like this continue to make the Australian Government, and its statutory bodies an international laughing stock.


The Inquisitr, Australian Government Body Goes After Encyclopedia Dramatica In Epic Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars.

a US website accused of breaking Australian law by the Australian Human Rights Commission has told them to rack right off ... rather brilliant ...


The Register, Irate Aussies go after US website.

Evers stressed in his latest blog post that he would not be removing the article.


Ninemsn, Dramatica owner could face charges

the MX article (for what its worth section).

April 2010

  • Mentioned in Ninemsn in an article about internet trolling.
  • IDG Norway mentions the Aboriginal debacle in a greater article about hackers teaching the elderly to avoid censorship and filtering to learn information about euthanasia.

May 2010

July 2010

October 2010

  • PCMag.com has an article about Anonymous's plans to take down the RIAA which wouldn't be the same without a reference to ED's article on the group.

December 2010


January 2011

February 2011

March 2011

April 2011

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June 2011

July 2011

August 2011

September 2011

October 2011


January 2012

February 2012

March 2012

May 2012

June 2012

July 2012

August 2012

September 2012

November 2012

December 2012


January 2013

March 2013

April 2013

June 2013

July 2013

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

November 2013


January 2014

February 2014

March 2014

April 2014

May 2014

August 2014

September 2014

The Ivy League takes notice

October 2014

November 2014

December 2014

  • BoingBoing mentions ED in an article about *chan culture and claims ED is responsible for hosting dox of people, despite our no-non-public-information/No Dox in articles rule.


January 2015

  • BoingBoing mentions ED again, claiming that "having an ED article on you means that the page will be filled top to bottom with smears against you or anyone who shares the same name as you, mixed in with hateful slurs against your ethnicity, religion, or (real or perceived) deviation from the sexual norm," and being "the epitome of using the 'lulz before accuracy' approach." ArchiveToday-favicon.pngArchive 1 Archive 2

February 2015

  • ArchiveToday-favicon.pngJizzabel links to the ParkourDude91 article in a smear piece trying to cover the fact that Brianna Wu is trying to have him assassinated.
  • ArchiveToday-favicon.pngVice writes an upset article about the Muhammad Sex Simulator game created by Forumlambda.png gizmo01942, a member of the ED forums. He defends the game as satire and is Forumlambda.png quoted on the forum as saying "I want to make it clear this is not intended as a serious attack on anyone's faith nor is it meant as a serious critique of any real-life historical figures." ArchiveToday-favicon.png(archive)
  • Spanish gaming news site Mertistation writes a short piece about the Muhammad Sex Simulator game, naming EDF user gizmo01942 as its creator but not mentioning the forum it originated from. ArchiveToday-favicon.png(archive)
  • ArchiveToday-favicon.pngDaily Stormer writes an article about Muhammad Sex Simulator 2015, linking to both ED and EDF.

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

August 2015

October 2015

November 2015

December 2015


January 2016

  • SugarFreeSocial.com mentions ED in an article about the controversy surrounding Wil Wheaton's wife Anne Wheaton ragequitting twitter.
  • Time.com mentions ED in an article about Wikipedia. Refers to ED as "the Encyclopedia Dramatica."

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

  • iTimes.com ArchiveToday-favicon.png(archive) some bollywood dirt sheet tells people they should never google "AE Offended"

May 2016

June 2016

July 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016


January 2017

February 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

  • KnowYourMeme writes a special news post about the copyright troll/SLAPP lawsuit.

September 2017

October 2017

December 2017


February 2018

August 2018

  • Study Breaks mentions us in an article about so-called "Internet Bloodsports." They describe us as "a completely NSFW version of Wikipedia". ARCHIVE 1


February 2019


January 2022

  • Daily Eastern News "A quick background on her is that she is a YouTube vlogger and creator of this web comic called Sonichu. Since late 2007, Chandler was a target for bullying by Encyclopedia Dramatica, 4chan and Kiwi Farms who mocked her artwork and online behavior. "

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